Thierry Fontaine

THIERRY FONTAINE was born in La Reunion in 1969, and studied at the école nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg. He has exhibited at PS1 (New York), the Villa Medici (Rome) and Kunstwerke (Berlin).

His photoworks combine elements of sculpture, performance and documentary. These self-portraits contrives to erase his own presence and identity from the image by covering his face or body in the sand, clay or volcanic mud of the place in which the works are made. By this action, he transforms himself into a sculptural object; a conjunct of person and place.

FONTAINE‘s themes develop from concerns of personal identity and cultural definition, and the relation of both to geographical location.

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