THINK SQUARE

“Ce qui m’intéresse, c’est la notion de « glissement de terrain ». J’aime jouer sur la surface des choses et des êtres, et tenter de démystifier l’illusion des images et des visages. Le glissement de terrain peut intervenir tant par le sujet que par le medium : après avoir expérimenté les techniques traditionnelles comme le pastel et la peinture, je travaille à présent beaucoup avec des legos pour créer des pièces qui soient pop tant au niveau thématique que formel. Mon projet Think Square a pour objet notre perception visuelle et explore la fine frontière qui sépare l’abstraction du figuratif.”

Process

I’ve only started working with lego bricks in 2016. I’ve always picked my subjects from pop culture and came to realize lego was a great medium to make substance and form come together.

I initially worked on simple square pieces for my first series dedicated to 80s music icons called “Spotlights” but I have expanded to some larger scale pieces.

Series

My series Spotlights and Just Like In The Movies explore iconic figures of pop culture. I do feel there is a deep level of substance in pop culture as its most striking clichés or characters speak to us in very primal and archetypal ways. Kurt Cobain as Christ for example: I do feel people are mesmerized by Cobain’s persona because in some way they more or less consciously perceive him as a christlike figure (short life, beauty, influential character able to transcend suffering and generate something higher)…
Yet most of the time we don’t realize we connect to these characters or images because they relate to the quintessence of human experience.
When I work on a peculiar movie character I don’t choose a random image on the web I watch the movie and make a screen capture of his most striking and revealing image to me. His iconic moment. 

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Purple Lust. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 14/14 inches, 2018.
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l’Ego (A Selfportrait). Lego bricks on large baseplate. 17/17 inches, 2017.
Pretty Boy Blue
Pretty Boy Blue. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 20/20 inches, 2018.
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Rose Poussière. Lego bricks on 2 assembled large baseplates. 35/35 inches, 2018.
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Liquid Gold, Emerald and Ruby (Kill Bill’s Bride). Lego bricks on large baseplate. 20/20 inches, 2017.
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L’Idole des Jeunes. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 12/12 inches, 2018.
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Chester Bennington: In The Memory. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 20/20 in, 2017
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Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam. 2524 lego bricks on assembled baseplates. 30/30 inches, 2017
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Bloody Mary. 1400+ lego bricks on 4 assembled baseplates. 25/25 inches, 2017.
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Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 12/12 in, 2017
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The Pink Swan. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 12/12 inches, 2017.
Velvet Kiss
The Spotlights Series: Velvet Kiss. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 20/20 inches, 2017
Cotton Mouth
Cottoncandy Mouth. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2017
It Is Happening Again
Just Like In The Movies: It Is Happening Again. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2017.
Alien Jam 2
The Spotlights Series: Alien Jam. 987 lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2017
There's Something Wrong With Me Chemically
Just Like In The Movies: There’s Something Wrong With Me”. 1109 lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2017
Pierreuses
“My Picasso : Les Pierreuses”. 487 briques on small baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2017
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The Spotlights Series: Kate Close-ly (Chuck Close tribute). 1443 lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016.
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Emerald Girl. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: Sunset On Tatooine. Lego bricks on 2 assembled baseplates. 15/30 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: DADOES? Lego bricks on 2 assembled baseplates. 10/20 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: GoGo. Lego bricks on small lego baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: Me And God We Don’t Get Along. Lego bricks on small baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: Replicant? Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016.
Harry Potter
There’s Something About Harry… Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2017.
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Just Like In The Movies: Girl You’ll Be A Woman. Lego bricks on medium baseplate. 10/10 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: First Rendez-Vous. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: Preacher Of Wrath. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: Replicant: PRIS. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: My Replicant. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: Meanwhile… . Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like In The Movies: Don’t Go Around Fire Expecting Not To Sweat. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like On TV: I’m The Monster. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Just Like On TV: The White Queen. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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The Spotlights Series: Thriller. 2223 lego bricks on 2 large lego baseplates assembled on woodpanel. 15/30 inches, 2016
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The Spotlights Series: The Blue Bird. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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The Spotlights Series: Heart Of Glass. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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The Spotlights Series: When Doves Cry. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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The Spotlights Series: Dancing Queen. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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(l)Ego Trip: A SelfPortrait. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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Cottoncandy Girl: A Selfportrait. Lego bricks on large baseplate. 15/15 inches, 2016
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