Leo Caillard is a French artist of 36 years. Arriving in the middle of the digital's booming art, he will use these emerging technologies and emerged to indulge in his first passion, misappropriation.
If there is a need to recall what diversion, this act, often activist, is closely linked to modern and contemporary art. Marcel Duchamp by inventing the Ready-Made diverts objects from their first utility functions as early as 1913. If you want to know more, we had consecrated an article to this movement!
Leo Caillard will take conventional figures of art and twist them in every way to make them current.
You start to know us (and if this is not the case, welcome to this blog), it is now the time to make a little tour of the artist and his works.
- Heroes of Stone (2017)
When the great heroes meet ancient art, it gives an amazing result!
- Hipster in Bronze I and II (2016 and 2017)
For these bronze busts, the idea is as follows: Take ancient busts and turn them into the same archetype of the hipster with all that this has overpriced goggles, cap and hat and cut beard.
- Hipster in Stone I, II and III (2012, 2015, and 2017)
The concept of hipster in bronze, but this time in the form of stone statues. The opportunity to discover that the bra, the tight t-shirt and the tile shirt existed in antiquity.
- LIGHT STONE (2017)
Neunes and beams of light added on well-known sculptures are sufficient to give them a futuristic and current character.
- ICarus (2018)
A revisitation of the myth of Icare, but in the form of a sphere that looks a little like Harry Potter's gold.
- Wave Stone (2017)
These digital distortions on classic sculptures give a crazy dialogue between the past and the present.
All images come from the artist's website, available just here.