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ALEXANDRE DURAND


Works  
Biography


Alexandre Durand was born in 1973. He lives and works near Paris.

After a short stay at the sculpture workshop of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris), Alexandre Durand graduates in Fine Arts at Paris University (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He first got interested in Space Drawing, a photographic process developed by Man Ray. He created Bonhommes Bleus (Blue Men) and walked them almost everywhere throughout Europe. Using the 3D technology, Alexandre has been developing his Slow Bomb project, made of computer-manipulated pictures and videos and creates babies in isometric curves, living in a cold, mechanical, absurd and empty world. At the same time he uses the technique of animation film to create his F.L.I.M. (Intrinsicly Mediocre Libertarian Storytelling): short stories featuring famous toys acting in a violent and grotesque way, holding a darkly humorous and often pathetic speech on the economically and politically correct. He continued to create sculptures and developed his Allegories series, sculptures made of re-used materials, combining toys and electronic parts. They illustrate the artist's critical and ironic vision of our society, by confronting the cult of eternal youth, the reign of technology and the outrages of the consumer society.

Alexandre Durand teaches arts and design near Paris.

Exhibitions:

2013
St-art – Strasbourg – Galerie Artima
Group Show - galerie Artima - Paris

2012              
Group Show - galerie Olivier Waltman - Paris
Art Paris - galerie Olivier Waltman - Paris
Art London - galerie Olivier Waltman - Paris
Art Wynwood - Waltman Ortega Fine Art - Miami - USA

2011              
London Art Fair - galerie Olivier Waltman
MIA-Miami International Art Fair - Waltman Ortega Fine Art

2010              
Art Miami - galerie Olivier Waltman
Galerie EMA - Osaka - Japon
Galerie Olivier Waltman – Paris
23 artistes et une souris - galerie Artima – Paris
Galerie Men-Art - Aix-en-Provence
Galerie Art-tisse - Valbonne

2009              
Musée d'Art Contemporain - Bansk à Bystrica – Slovaquie
2ème nuit de la photographie - place Saint-Sulpice – Paris
Galerie Kennory Kim – Paris

2008              
Videofest - Volgograd - Russie

2007              
00130Gallery – Helsinki – Finlande
Exposition collective - Villa Arçon – Nice
Wroclaw non stop - Wroclaw – Pologne
Excroissance - Mairie de Saint Denis (France)

2006              
Mairie de Fontainebleau
Traverse video – Toulouse
Instants video - Ecole des Beaux-Arts - Marseille

2005              
Galerie Stephen Hoffman – Munich - Allemagne
Galerie Dansleciel – Cannes
Musée de la photographie - Mougins - France

2004              
Galerie Paule de Boeck - Gent - Belgique
Mairie de Valbonne - Valbonne -  France
Galerie Tassou - Grasse – France
L’imaGigraphe - Paris - France
Galerie Kronika - Katowice – Pologne
Lineart (Gand) - galerie Paule De Boeck

2003              
Centre d’art Bellreguard - Madrid – Espagne
Espagne galerie Harry Walker - Paris 3ème - France
Devient membre de L'Entreprise - collectif d'artistes plasticiens - Paris

2001              
Galerie Artekno - Paris 11ème - France
Maison Populaire de Montreuil - Montreuil - France

2000              
Rendez-vous électroniques - Centre George Pompidou - Paris

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