2018 - on going
Series of diptychs on www.instagram.com/art_and_sneakersMonopol
art_and_sneakers brings together works of art and sneakers.
I am often struck by the different shapes and textures that make up certain models of sneakers; the way they shine, their sophisticated designs and their perfect finish.
The texture-work on the Nike Air Max black 270 brings to mind the paintings of Pierre Soulages.
For art_and_sneakers I combine artworks and sneakers according to their shapes, their colours or associations of ideas.
Just as fashion borrows from the history of art, contemporary art is inspired by fashion, but this goes well beyond that. The ever-increasing circulation of images on our networks helps give our shapes the freedom to no longer belong to one field or the other. They blend indefinitely in artworks or utilitarian objects without the possibility of distinguishing their origin.
Texts & Press
Pierre Huygue, Untilled, 2011–2012
(detail) / Puma Smash V2 L white - magenta
Ugo Rondinone, Where do we go from here?
, 1999 / Vans Old Skool Skate Colorful Rainbow Sole
Pierre Soulages, Peinture 181 x 244 cm, 2 mai 2011
/ Nike Air 270 black
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I shop therefore I am)
, 1989Platforms Shoes Be Myself Around
Allan Kaprow, Yard
, 1961 / Vetements X Swear Platform Sneakers
Rudolf Stingel, Untitled
, 2012 / Maison Margiela Gold Metallic Future Low Top
Olafur Eliasson, Your blind movement
, 2010 / Stella Mccartney Eclypse Rainbow Sneakers
Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1136
, 2004 / Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 1/97 VF SW “Eclipse” Custom
Ernesto Neto, The Dangerous Logic Of Wooing
, 2002 / Adidas Originals x Bristol Crazy BYW Lvl II
Jackson Pollock, Number 28
, 1950 / Maison Margiela Paint Splash Replica