Joris Ghilini

His current artistic output takes a variety of forms, from painting and sculpture to site-specific installations...
Its roots lie in his studio, a veritable place of pictorial and sound experimentation, where research into and questioning of the notion of iconography form the essential basis of the artist's approach, to the point of jeopardizing it himself.
Indeed, as creation is by nature imperfect for him, it refers to a certain failure of its object.

Everything is a pretext for producing, reproducing and constantly returning to it, leading to the very idea of the palimpsest as a step forward in the progression of his work, in other words, an incessant "work in progress". In this way, Joris doesn't hesitate to seize on the "déjà-vu" or overturn the myth, the hero or the sacred, to demystify, divert and weaken it... in order to tell a new story.

Born in 1978, he joined the Faculty of Law in Aix-en-Provence in 1996, graduating a few years later with a degree in Intellectual Property and New Technologies Law. After becoming an intellectual property consultant, he left this profession in 2009 to pursue applied research into the notion of iconography and its endangerment.

Today, Joris lives and works in Paris.

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