Maxime Guyon & Benoît Jeannet

Maxime Guyon & Benoit Jeannet

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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.
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Benoît Jeannet (1991, CH/ESP) vit et travaille à Neuchâtel en Suisse. Benoît à obtenu un Bachelor en photographie à l’école cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) après un CFC de photographe à l’école supérieure d’arts appliqués de Vevey (CEPV). Depuis 2010, il participe à différentes expositions personnelles et collectives telles que la septantième biennale d’art contemporain du musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds en 2011, l’exposition du prix PhotoforumPasquart de Bienne en 2011, 2012 et 2013, ainsi que du prix VFG Nachwuchsförderpreis en 2013. En 2012 il est le premier lauréat du prix Focale-Ville de Nyon.