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mardinoir

ARTIST   +   INTERVENTIONIST

The living deads
by mardinoir

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ABOUT ME

Username

mardinoir


Name

Arzhel Prioul


Birth year

1981


Gender

male


Country

France


Website

http://mardinoir.blogspot.fr/


Description

Mardi Noir usually decontextualizes Art by taking it out galleries or studios, to give it back to the city and its inhabitants. Here, he re-contextualizes his urban art by having it into the gallery. Sliding in Mardi Noir’s work is all about contradictions: the anachronistic presence of things already went off, unusable pictures of ordinary objects, things that constitute itself the space in the space. Mardi Noir fills up deserted places with murals of furniture or with inhabitants coming from the past. Those men and anachronistic objects on the walls become themselves the spatial framing of the setting. There are like frozen in an impossible boundary, both containers and contents. Tapestry is the object halfway between furniture and property that also opens a virtual space of illustrations and patterns. The re-appropriation practice of pictographs, peculiar to Mardi Noir seems to take part in the defacement of the public or market worlds. The logo, meant to associate the individual with brands and values, becomes the artist’s work. He gets hold of it, takes their owners’ place to give them back to everybody, like a Robin Hood of the picture. He turns them into a real liveable decor instead of the pseudo advertising or institutional designs that bother more the citizen than makes the city more attractive. Pictographs initially never fit in spaces; they are pasted up and virtualize life. Then twisting them is finally including them in a true context in which everyone can be what they are and not the consumer or the bound subject they should be. R.Edelman


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