David Douard takes over and transforms the exhibition space of frac île-de-france, le plateau in Paris for his solo show, curated by Xavier Franceschi.

Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to share David Douard's new works: installations, sculptural and sound works, videos, fragments of writings, as well as urban and architectural elements. On the occasion of his solo exhibition, David Douard designes a new social space — hybrid and in constant movement that reveals its chimerical nature.
 
Combining several language registers, everyday objects and materials, from low-tech and popular culture, David Douard’s works create shifts in meaning that generate poetry and fiction. The texts and poems he collects on the Internet are coupled with whimsical, damaged, cut-out and patched up forms result in full mutation sculptural pieces.

David Douard, O’ T (Lorelei), 2020

David Douard
O’ T (Lorelei)
2020
Silk screened wood, bus stop plexiglass windows, paper collages, metal, plaster, molasse, magnets, knife


Price: 17,000 EUR excl. VAT

Indifferently garnering junk, David Douard's installations – composed of materials whose organic and anarchical characteristics reflect those of social movements – yield changing bodies.

"I’m really interested in disidentification techniques. The desire of any citizen to no longer be controlled hides behind the masked face.

The mask questions identity and relationships with police surveillance, or any form of control over communities. This is what lies behind wearing a mask, balaclava and hood. The trend to assert, therefore, radical individual and collective anonymity."

— David Douard

David Douard, Us / They, 2020

David Douard
Us / They
2020
Wood, mirrors, bronze and aluminum masks, metal, magnets, glass, silk screened fabrics, silk screened plastic, 3D printing, metal chains


Price: 26,000 EUR excl. VAT

David Douard, O’ T (Maladjusted), 2020

David Douard
O’ T (Maladjusted)
2020
Plaster, metal, aluminum, leather, fabric, bronze, paper, wicker, plexiglass, water pump


Price: 25,000 EUR excl. VAT

"The exhibition is called O’ Ti’ Lulaby. I was thinking about a group song, a lullaby, a murmur, breathing placed in the corner of the bed for insomniac children. It may be a medieval song or the sound and air from a fan in a data center."

— David Douard

David Douard, EV’R 3, 2020

David Douard
EV’R 3
2020
aluminum frame, silk screened fabric, silk screened wood, silk screened plastic
151 x 110 x 14.5 cm | 59 1/2 x 43 2/8 x 5 6/8 inches

Price: 16,000 EUR excl. VAT

David Douard, EV’R 2, 2020

David Douard
EV’R 2
2020
aluminum frame, silk screened fabric, silk screened wood, silk screened plastic
151 x 151 x 14 cm | 59 1/2 x 59 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Price: 17,000 EUR excl. VAT

Multiple spaces play on superimposition and transparency, rich in frameworks and layers that accentuate the undulating and moving effect of the images, objects and bodies. The site is therefore covered with a patchwork of sensitive and architectural epidermises, like a body with vital areas that are alternatively dormant or awake and activated by a myriad of flows.

David Douard, Cortex OV Light 2, 2020

David Douard
Cortex OV Light 2
2020
Plastic, fabric, plaster, magnets, metal, ceramic, 3D printing


Price: 15,000 EUR excl. VAT

David Douard, 2020

David Douard
Cortex OV Light
2020
Fabric, metal, leather, metal chains, N20 caps, 3D printing, laquer, mannequin head


Price: 26,000 EUR excl. VAT

In this universe, the structure equally partitions and reveals, hides and yet is assertive, and the anthropomorphic objects that intervene desert the partitions in favour of a fragmented centrality. The hindering and constraint of bodies are central to this individual and collective immersion where information, objects and figures echo both control and the subversive power of images and language.

"I’m looking for forms that can contain a certain energy, flow and life, to reflect on life and existence, the various pieces must be able to mutually influence one another and influence the space. The further it is from what we know, the closer it is to us in my opinion."

— David Douard

David Douard, O’ T (Kappa), 2020

David Douard
O’ T (Kappa)
2020
Plaster, aluminum, fabric, glass, metal chains, leather, silk screened leather, fabric, plexiglass, video loop 90', sound, water pump, tv screen
328 x 135 x 130 cm | 129 1/8 x 53 1/8 x 51 1/8 inchesApprox. Ø 50 cm | Ø 19 5/8 inches73 x 135 x 130 cm | 28 6/8 x 53 1/8 x 51 1/8 inches105 x 62 cm | 41 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches

Breathing, language and his stutter are also insinuated in various forms – cut-up voices and words, fragments of writings – and this little refrain seems to mirror a collective voice that defies any categorization.

David Douard, HERE EV’R NOW 2, 2020

David Douard
HERE EV’R NOW 2
2020
Video projection 1' loop (extract from My Own Private Idaho, 1991 de Gus Vant Sant), sound installation, curtains
0min

Price: 16,000 EUR excl. VAT

David Douard



 

Born in 1983 in Perpignan, David Douard lives and works in Paris, France.

David Douard sets his artistic practice at the intersection of language, sound and sculpture. Gathered on Internet, the texts and poems shaping his artworks are manipulated and transformed to function as a vital flux fueling his sculptures. Infused by a chaotic and decadent atmosphere, David Douard exhibitions create an environment out of reality where the architecture of the place and the artworks invading it seem to respond to a metaphoric if ever anismist logic.

Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2011, his work has been shown in many international institutions such as:

Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau (2020), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin (2019); KURA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014 and 2018); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015 and 2017); Kunstverein Braunschweig  (2016); Fridericianum, Kassel, (2015); Sculpture Center, New York (2014); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014); Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris (2012).

David Douard participated in various biennials: 12th Biennale de Lyon, France (2013); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Asia Culture Center - Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018).


David Douard was in residency at The Academy of France in Rome - Villa Medici (2017-2018).

Photo: Franck Ferville.

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