Claire Fontaine: Matchstick Art

matchstick art, burned, Consumption commentary, French contemporary art, collabcubedmatchstick art, burned, Consumption commentary, French contemporary art, collabcubedmatchstick art, burned, Consumption commentary, French contemporary art, collabcubedClaire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist who lifted her name from a popular school notebook brand. Her work often looks like other people’s work and she defines it as ‘readymade art’. Working in several mediums including neon, video, sculpture and painting as well as text, Fontaine’s works comment on the “political impotence and the crisis of singularity that seem to define contemporary art today.”

In the two recent works above, Fontaine used matchsticks both new and burnt on the word Consumption and on the Map of France: Burnt or Unburnt.

Images courtesy Helena Papadopoulos Gallery and Air de Paris.

via arte al dia

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