Olivier Kosta-Théfaine

Symphonie – detail. Flame of the lighter on ceiling. Cook & Book. Brussels – Belgium. 2006. (photo : A. Bouvy)

Herbier (view A). Flame of the lighter on ceiling. Galerie Octave Cowbell. Metz – France. 2005

Untitled (Rosaces & ornements). Flame of the lighter on ceiling. A.L.I.C.E.. Brussels – Belgium. 2007

Symphony (Detail view of the solo exhibition “W”). Flame of the lighter on ceilling & video documentation. Cripta747. Torino – Italy. 2009. (photo : Cripta747)

Symphonie – Work in progress and Details. Flame of the lighter on ceiling. (photo : A. Bouvy)

* These ceiling decorations are made with the flame of a lighter. Hot!

Born in 1972, OLIVIER KOSTA-THÉFAINE lives and works in Paris, France. In each of his interventions, he plays with the codes and clichés of popular culture. He uses the languages and codes of the city and its suburbs, changing or modifying their original meaning so it can be understood by a broader public. The city is his muse, the drive for his artistic inspiration. His work is more ironic than fundamentally serious. He asserts his pride of belonging to the concrete universe of suburbs, on the edge between glam and pop.

“Hey! Where do you come from?” “I’m a Sartrouvillois baby! – by OLIVIER KOSTA-THÉFAINE

+ interview on Yatzer or/and video interview for on-point

found via yatzer.com

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