Philippe Mayaux

  • Philippe Mayaux

  • Philippe Mayaux - Projects

    Garbage idols, 2009-2018.

    3D printing, metal, varnish and bitumen
    Variable dimensions

    Loevenbruck, Paris

    Philippe Mayaux was born in 1961 in Roubaix, France. He lives and works in Montreuil. In 1995, the artist decided to commence a “work in progress” entitled Planète Camelote, in which he makes imprints of objects from the world of the everyday. In 2009, the first Garbage Idols emerged from his excavations. Made from casts of the left-over wastes of our consumerism, these ready-mades are scanned, 3D-printed, and coated in tar – the gold of our epoch. Faced with these objects – Venuses, fetishes, and false gods, the remains of another age – the meaning escapes us. However, they have conserved the memory of their original forms. Here, the silhouette of a light bulb appears; there, that of a bottle cap. Suddenly, everyday life invades these idols and restores them to their rightful place, on the shelf, with the knick-knacks. Past thus becomes present, which speaks volumes about the future.

    Photo: Marc Domage

FIAC Projects 2018

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