Mathieu Merlet Briand
Mathieu Merlet Briand
(born in 1990, Paris)
Digital native and coming from a farming family, Mathieu is interested in the influence of technology on the perception of our contemporary reality. He questions the internet materiality and its representations. It seeks to translate the spiritual experience of the internet user, the imagination of the surfer facing this endless flow of information.
In his projects recurrently emerges environmental issues (see his solo-show "#iceberg" 2017, "Environment" 2017) also, inspired by the reading of the philosophical essay of Ariel Kyrou "Google God" 2010, he questions this almost divine image associated with the giants of the web (see the exhibition "non-site" for the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art 2016).
He uses as medium the big datas. Through his algorithms that he develops, through recycling processes and analogies to nature, he shapes data flows in order to create tangible materializations. Abstractions, relics, crystallizations or fragment of the World Wide Web, his protean work materializes mainly in sculptures and multimedia installations.
Influenced as much by the history of abstraction, the artists of Land Art, as the New Realists, his creations are associated with Digital Culture, the movement Post-Digital or Post-Internet Art.
Work / Training :
École Nationale Superieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, 2013
Teacher - researcher at EnsadLab, Parsons School Paris & Sciences Po.
NEW NATURE | Kuwait, Galerie Hors-Cadre, Institut Français du Koweit, Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait
M @ terial, Alexandra de Viveiros gallery
#iceberg, Playground for All
Google Matter, Collectionair
2016 memories memories, Espace Pierre Gilles de Gennes, Paris
2015 Progression, The farm of happiness, Nanterre
Abstract Art in the Age of New Media, Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, online exhibition.
Bieler Fototage, photographic days of Biel Festivale of Photography, Switzerland.
Les Vigies, Alexandra de Viveiros gallery
Digi-Poesie, Under Construction Gallery
What about 2222 ?, the FDP
Cloud? Forest, 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,
curator Yuko Hasegawa, The State Tretyakov Gallery
Variation, Media Art Fair, Cité Internationnal des Arts, Paris
Understand what we know, La Couleuvre
Moments, Artplateforme, Paris
Parallel Call, outside the walls of the YIA art fair, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris
Take A Risk, with Artplateforme, Galerie Nery Marino, Paris
Dignes, with EnsAD, Bastille Design Center, Paris
The Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art, ?non-site? exhibition, Paris Dauphine.
We won the Chassis prize, Paris.
Capture, Galerie le Huit, Paris