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 has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad, 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. Within the framework of the 1% Artistic he also has a permanent installation COLOR GRADIENT, 2021, in the IMT Mines Ales school in South of France.


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 as much by the history of abstraction, the artists of Land Art, as the New Realists, his creations are linked to 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.
Mathieu Merlet Briand is also a teacher - researcher in Art & Design specialized in Digital Cultures. He notably worked at Parsons Paris, ENSAD and Sciences Po.




Studio Paris 11


Workshop POUSH Clichy

Workshop Aubervilliers



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