Michel Blazy

Exhibition view, Plantes vertes, Centre d’Art Espace Jules Verne, Brétigny-sur-Orge, 1997
Exhibition view, Plantes vertes, Centre d’Art Espace Jules Verne, Brétigny-sur-Orge, 1997
Exhibition view, Paysage sec, Centre Pompidou, 2000
Exhibition view, Paysage sec, Centre Pompidou, 2000
Pull Over Time, 2015, plants, shoes, dimensions variable, 13th Biennale de Lyon
Pull Over Time, 2015, plants, shoes, dimensions variable, 13th Biennale de Lyon
Exhibition view, Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007
Exhibition view, Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007
Exhibition view, Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007  michel blazy post patman palais de tokyo
Exhibition view, Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2007 michel blazy post patman palais de tokyo
Algue avec oiseau, 2009, chocolate, pistachio and vanilla dessert cream, eggs, condensed milk, and breadcrumbs on a wooden panel, and eroded by mice, 60 x 80 cm, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in
Algue avec oiseau, 2009, chocolate, pistachio and vanilla dessert cream, eggs, condensed milk, and breadcrumbs on a wooden panel, and eroded by mice, 60 x 80 cm, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in
Cerf, 2009, chocolate and vanilla dessert cream, eggs, condensed milk, and breadcrumbs on a wooden panel, and eroded by mice 60 x 80 cm, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in, private collection
Cerf, 2009, chocolate and vanilla dessert cream, eggs, condensed milk, and breadcrumbs on a wooden panel, and eroded by mice 60 x 80 cm, 23 5/8 x 31 1/2 in, private collection
Exhibition view, Monanism, an evolving exhibition, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2011
Exhibition view, Monanism, an evolving exhibition, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2011
Exhibition view, Monanism, an evolving exhibition, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2011
Exhibition view, Monanism, an evolving exhibition, MONA, Hobart, Tasmanie, 2011
Exhibition view, Débordement domestique, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Débordement domestique, Art : Concept, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Le Grand Restaurant, Frac île de France, Paris, 2012
Exhibition view, Le Grand Restaurant, Frac île de France, Paris, 2012
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Exhibition view, Pull Over Time, Art : Concept, Paris, 2015
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Fontaine, 2015, glass, water, food colouring, preservative, plasterboard, dimensions variable
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Sans titre, 2013, digital camera, butterfly bush, earth, water, 21 x 17 x 17 cm, 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in
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Pull Over Time, 2013, pullover, sweatshirts, plants, water, dimensions variable

CURRENT/UPCOMING:

Solo shows:
Michel Blazy, galerie Art : Concept, Paris/FR (20.05-22.07.17)

Group shows:
• Le Rêve des formes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris/FR (14.06-10.09)
• Viva Arte Viva, Biennale di Venezia 2017, commissaire d’exposition: Christine Macel, Venise/IT (13.05-26.11)
• À pied d’oeuvre(s), Monnaie de Paris, Paris/FR (31.03.17-09.07.17)
• Tant de Temps ! 50 artistes contemporains au musée Soulages, Musée Soulages, Rodez/FR (03.12.16-30.04.17)

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