Colour and 90’s graphism, striking still life, and bold light that absorbs your every ounce of attention. With subject matter that initially seems ironic– like tongue in cheek commentaries on the digital age– it quickly becomes understood that each small aspect has been immensely considered in the work of Maxime Guyon.
The French born artist– who works in between Lyon and Lausanne (Switzerland)– explores a plethora of internet inspired themes in his projects; like photographic series ‘Low Tech’ (2013), which delves into the issues of the digital age. Think Tumblr inspired iconography against holographic backgrounds and monochrome computer paraphernalia.
Guyons’ still life photography is his strongest and most explored work, where graphics, media art, and digital manipulation are all amalgamated to create striking and realised pieces. Evidentially each aspect of his work is measured and deliberate– that’s not to say though that spontaneity isn’t an element of his process. The photographic series ‘Unexpected Compositions’ (2013), as the name suggests, plays off the unforeseen harmonies of everyday inanimate objects. The mundane and the spontaneous are juxtaposed to represent art in the everyday.
Guyon’s work is a visual feast that interacts with the viewer as a vessel of transportation inside the fascinating mind of the artist, and provides a small insight into the technically evolving world through his eyes.
Words / Bridgette Hungerford