Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Thomas Devaux

Represented by La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valérie Bach

Born in 1980 Lives and works in Paris, France

Thomas Devaux is a visual artist and the author of several complex series in which both the founding values and current developments in photography come into play. His photographic work, close to painting and drawing, allows him to pursue his research on the themes of the sacred, the profane and transcendence, which we find in his early work.

In his Attrition series, Thomas Devaux questions photography, its indexical value is not denied: it is indeed a direct shot, but a shot considered from the start as a fragment of a future recomposition. From then on, his practice stems from simple shots of events such as openings, which he uses as a simple raw material. The work of the plastician implements a ruderal plasticity, in the sense of a creation of forms from remains. He mixes and transforms them to the extreme, to create unreal characters, disturbing deities, which constitutes his own mythology.