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CYBORG series. Artwise, cybernetics is often approached in glaucous and pessimist way. I wanted to approach it in a neutral and ethical way. I am exploring the connection themes, links, coherence, faculties enhancing, psyche alteration …
T R A N S M I S S I O N 

I have always valued the work of art as an emotional experience. The idea behind the transmission series is to present sleek and minimalist works that provoke various emotional responses. The colors are chosen sparingly, there are smooth color gradients and fluid curves; all in a bold design look. The aesthetics must be predominant. The works are all in finesse with a luminous brightness that comes from behind. There is an echo in the forms embedded in subtle delicacy.

But behind the contemplative aspect of the works, there is an association with a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain). Neurotransmitters affect our state of mind. Through visual art, I wanted to suggest the effect of their activities or a representation that we know of this activity. Some works even suggest the chemical structure of a neurotransmitter. In the design, I joined two oppositions. The first is the opposition of the minimalism of the work from its title named after complex molecules. The second is the opposition of large format works and the microscopic appearance of a neurotransmitter.

DOPAMINE DOPAMINE
pigmented inks · professional paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 112 × 224 cm (44 × 88 in)
edition of 5 - 76 × 152 cm (30 × 60 in)
ACIDE GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIQUE ACIDE GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIQUE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 112 × 224 cm (44 × 88 in) - institutional collection
edition of 5 - 76 × 152 cm (30 × 60 in)
N-ACETYLSEROTONINE N-ACETYLSEROTONINE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 102 × 203 cm (40 × 80 in) - private collection
edition of 5 - 76 × 152 cm (30 × 60 in)
LUMINAL CALCIUM LUMINAL CALCIUM
pigmented inks · professional paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 224 cm (44 × 88 in) - in gallery
OCYTOCINE OCYTOCINE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 181 cm (44 × 71 in) - private collection
SEROTONINE SEROTONINE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 112 × 181 cm (44 × 71 in)
edition of 5 - 75 × 122 cm (30 × 48 in)
THE WIRED THE WIRED
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 115 × 152 cm (45 × 60 in)
edition of 5 - 84 × 112 cm (33 × 44 in)
TEG TEG
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 120 × 152 cm (47 × 60 in)
edition of 5 - 88 × 112 cm (35 × 44 in)
BETA-ENDORPHINE BETA-ENDORPHINE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 168 × 112 cm (66 × in)
edition of 5 - 112 × 89 cm ( 44 × 35 in))
NORADRENALINE NORADRENALINE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 168 × 112 cm (66 × 44 in)
edition of 5 - 122 × 81 cm (48 × 32 in)
 
C O N N E C T I V I T Y 

All interactions and events that we live have a footprint somewhere in our body; our brain develops and modifies its internal structure constantly to suit those influences. In a way, our life is found encrypted in our connectome (the extremely complex network of neuronal connections). This series presents the beauty of the mind-body connection in terms of the connection of our cells through an aesthetic and scientific approach, using the latest in technology diffusion magnetic nuclear resonance imaging.

SELFPORTRAIT I SELFPORTRAIT I
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 79 × 100 cm (31 × 39 in)
SELFPORTRAIT II SELFPORTRAIT II
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 79 × 85 cm (31 × 33 in)
CONNECTIVITY I CONNECTIVITY I
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 42 × 42 cm (16 × 16 in)
CONNECTIVITY II CONNECTIVITY II
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 27 × 25 cm (10 × 10 in)
CONNECTIVITY III CONNECTIVITY III
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 19 × 29 cm (7 × 11 in)
CONNECTIVITY IV CONNECTIVITY IV
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 79 × 79 cm (31 × 31 in)
CONNECTIVITY V CONNECTIVITY V
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 25 × 57 cm (10 × 22 in)
CONNECTIVITY VI CONNECTIVITY VI
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 8 × 9 cm (3 × 3 in)
CONNECTIVITY VII CONNECTIVITY VII
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 69 × 69 cm (27 × 27 in)
CONNECTIVITY VIII CONNECTIVITY VIII
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 53 × 25 cm (20 × 10 in)
CONNECTIVITY IX CONNECTIVITY IX
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 19 × 25 cm (7 × 10 in)
CONNECTIVITY X CONNECTIVITY X
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 25 × 25 cm (10 × 10 in)
CONNECTIVITY XI CONNECTIVITY XI
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 25 × 26 cm (10 × 10 in)
CONNECTIVITY XII CONNECTIVITY XII
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 33 × 23 cm (13 × 9 in)
CONNECTIVITY XIII CONNECTIVITY XIII
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 25 × 56 cm (10 × 22 in)
CONNECTIVITY XIV CONNECTIVITY XIV
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 5 - 8 × 8 cm (3 × 3 in)
 
S O C I E T Y 

Society. How to see the society? As a collection of interconnected brains? As a mixture of knowledge, culture, beliefs and techniques developed by a multitude of generations? Fundamentally technical, society is incredibly complex and this series explores a non glaucous future of society.

A very large part of society is therefore based on "ghosts", that is to say, the echo of the achievements of our ancestors that persists and will persist; it is wise to realize the magnitude of this monument.

We are entering an era where a great deal of information is generated by technological systems and where humans are no longer protagonists but rather assistants to technology.

Society is changing at breakneck speed. I dare to think that it is changing even faster than we are destroying the environment, which is rather optimistic: there is a point in time, not so far away, where humanity could give more to the environment than it takes from it. This kind of extremely noble system (because it transcends ordinary capitalist principles), forms a positive feedback loop through its own activity.

The Society series explores these areas of reflection...

WALKYRIES WALKYRIES
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
OBJURGATIONS OBJURGATIONS
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
edition of 1 - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
edition of 5 - 81 × 122 cm (32 × 48 in)
other edition - 33 × 50 cm (13 × 20 in) - private collections - discontinued
DOUCES RUNES VÉSICANTES DOUCES RUNES VÉSICANTES
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
INDUSTRIE ENCÉPHALIQUE INDUSTRIE ENCÉPHALIQUE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 112 × 168 cm (44 × 66 in)
PSYCHOSE HEURISTIQUE PSYCHOSE HEURISTIQUE
pigmented inks · professional photo paper · museum grade non-glare acrylic · aluminium
unique - 122 × 163 cm (48 × 64 in)
THE MASTER PLAN THE MASTER PLAN
chromogenic print
unique - 28 × 36 cm (11 × 14 in) - private collection
CITÉ INTERDITE CITÉ INTERDITE
chromogenic print
unique - 46 × 36 cm (18 × 14 in) - private collection