Mathieu Merlet Briand
French artist (b.1990).
Lives and works in Paris.

“ In my abstraction work, which I qualified as "NEO-TECHNO-NATURAL-ISM",
through flows of informations, I seek to a form of synthesis, of absolute, of purity, of "sublime".
I seek by this to take a step back, to materialize our sensitive experience of our current world,
to represent the hybrid perception of our contemporary reality,
between our screens and our environment, between digital cultures and ecologies,
between the “Information Age” and the “Antropocene”. ”

Mathieu Merlet Briand is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. He has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions including : the Thailand Biennale, Korat, 2021, with his installation ERODED #MINERAL, The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art at the New Tretyakov Gallery, 2017, where his work has been selected to represent the biennial, NEW NATURE, 2019, solo show in the Contemporary Art Platform in Kuwait, with the French Institute. He notably realized the installations #RED-SCREEN TEMPLE, 2018, on the Kerkennah island in Tunisia and #BLUE-SCREEN TEMPLE, 2019, at the New Museum of Biel in Switzerland. He has also realized permanent installations: COLOR GRADIENT, 2021, at the IMT Mines Ales school, #CLOUD, 2023, located in Bussy Saint Georges, and THE WINDOWS, 2023, located in Paris 1er.

For the creation of his works, Mathieu Merlet Briand synthesizes thousands of images, videos and digital data. Via algorithms that he develops, through recycling processes, and analogies to nature, he shapes flows of information, in order to create tangible materializations. Abstractions, relics, crystallizations or fragments of the network, his protean work materializes in sculptures, multimedia installations and kinetic works. Influenced by the history of abstraction his work is related to the Digital Cultures.

The subjects developed in his work are mainly between Nature and Technology. It seeks to translate our contemporary hybrid reality between “Information Age” and “Antropocene” and to promote Nature in order to promote ecological transition.

Mathieu Merlet Briand graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2013, after a study trip to Ecal in Switzerland. He then continued his studies in the research cycle at EnsadLab, the EnsAD Research Laboratory.

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