Michel Blazy

exhibition view, le jardin volant, oiron, 2003
exhibition view, le jardin volant, oiron, 2003
michel blazy, Nouvelles amibes domestiques 4, 2017, plaster, cotton, wallpaper glue, food colouring, water, 35 3/8 x 24 3/4 in. and 36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.
Nouvelles amibes domestiques 4, 2017, plaster, cotton, wallpaper glue, food colouring, water, 35 3/8 x 24 3/4 in. and 36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.
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michel blazy, Sans titre, 2009, soil, plant, pipe, dimensions variable
Sans titre, 2009, soil, plant, pipe, dimensions variable
michel blazy, Algue avec oiseau, 2009, cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.
Algue avec oiseau, 2009, cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.
michel blazy, Cerf, 2009, dessert cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in.
Cerf, 2009, dessert cream, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs, wooden panel, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in.
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Nouvelles amibes domestiques 3, 2017, 90,5 x 91 cm
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The 57th International Art Exhibition_La Biennale di Venezia
The 57th International Art Exhibition - VIVA ARTE VIVA - Curator: Christine Macel
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Vue d'exposition 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia - Curator: Christine Macel
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News :
Timeline, Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice/FR (July 07 – Nov 04 2018)
Last Garden, Le Voyage à Nantes, Nantes/FR (June 30  – August 26 2018)
Les Fracs au Jardin des Plantes – Rouen, Jardin des Plantes, Rouen/FR (June 08 – July 15 2018)
Cosmogonies, au gré des éléments, Galerie des Ponchette, Nice/FR (July 07 – Nov 07 2018)
Gontierama, des œuvres dans la ville de Château-Gontier/FR (May 26 – August 26 2018)
The God-Trick, PAV Parco Arte Vivante, Turin/IT (May 05 – Oct 21 2018)

Biography:
Born in 1966 in Monaco, Michel Blazy lives and works in Paris. Since his studies at the Villa Arson in the ‘90s, the artist has worked on the use of unusual materials as well as living matter. Showing preference for humble materials, generally issued from his everyday life, objects and substances that can be found in kitchens (plastic-cups, papertowels, food colorings, detergent products, etc.) or live organisms extracted from his own garden, Michel Blazy’s use of materials concurs to show the evolution and freedom of projects aiming to underline the passing of time. From his very first experiences with lentils, to his “peeling walls” and all the way to his foam-fountains, Michel Blazy’s pieces spotlight transformations of matter and leave a prominent place to hazard and unpredictability. The artist gives the first impulse, and matter takes over, evolving and transforming during the space-and-time of the exhibition, according to its intrinsic properties as well as the showing conditions. Often criticizing nowadays consumerism, but always making use of poetry and humor, his work not only questions the status of artwork but also proposes alternatives to reconcile artificiality and nature, the world of technology and the world of living organisms.

His work has been purchased by numerous public collections among which: The National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou; the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania; the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris; the New Museum of Monaco; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse and several regional funds for contemporary art.

Several personal exhibitions have been consecrated to his work in the last years, among them: Pull Over Time, Art : Concept (2015); Bouquet Final 3, National Gallery of Victoria; Melbourne White Night (2013); Le Grand Restaurant, Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2012); Débordement domestique, Art : Concept, Paris (2012); Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007).

Michel Blazy – Pull Over Time

Michel Blazy, Pull Over Time, exhibition catalogue, Art : Concept gallery, Paris, 2015, 64 pp.

Texts: Julia Mossé, François Piron
Translations: Matthew Cunningham, Frieda Schumann
Photographers: Julia Mossé, Dorine Potel
Design: Charlotte Collin & Jonathan Martin
Layout: Alix Rozès
Printed by: Imprimerie Snel, Liège
© Art : Concept, the artist, the authors

Michel Blazy

Retrospective monograph coordinated by the frac Île-de-france, Paris and published by Manuella Editions, Paris, February 2015. Book design: Baldinger & Vu-huu

La toilette de Blacky Nature molle à la Barquette

Co-edition Ville de Tours, Eternal Network et Art : Concept, Paris, 2005

Michel Blazy

Monographie co-edited by: Cimaise et Portique, Albi ; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse ; CCAC Wattis Intitute, San Francisco ; Art : Concept, Paris, 2003

Vanity Case

The exhibition opening will be held on November 4, 2005.

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Les succulentes

Le vernissage aura lieu le 12 septembre 2003.

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