Steven Le Priol’s work is characterized by the use of raw material, often borrowed from folk art such as cut papers, modeling and drawings. Behind the immediate seducing aspect of his pieces, a universe bearing the world’s violence and cruelty reveals itself. Trivial events, banal violence, chronicles of a society fascinated by power are displayed with a fake lightness.
For ART-O-RAMA, Steven Le Priol will present a stand that is both the installation support and a piece of his project itself. Vieille France (Old France) consists of a set of black and white French flags fixed on the stand’s structure. These faded flags look like they were extracted from an old black and white picture or movie to be parachuted in the real world. Strangeness gives way to disquietude. They implicitly refer to dated images and carry an old conception of “Nation” or “Homeland”. One can also state that they augur a return to those ideas in current political speeches, and their enfants terribles – Nationalism and Patriotism. The installation will be completed by black paper cuts, drawings, and modeled sculptures.