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Thomas Agrinier

Born in: 1976

France

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Biography

Thomas Agrinier is a self-taught painter. His main influences are Francis Bacon and David Lynch. The work of Peter Doig, Chris OFili, George Condo, Cecily Brown, Dana Schutz and Daniel Richter, among others, have led him to explore new ways in figurative painting.

The stillness of the image brings about a question about what is "before" and "after" the scene depicted. This question is the starting point of his work on the ambiguity of the frozen movements and expressions, captured in a state of decomposition, as a long exposure photograph. More precisely, he transposed the idea of narration in his paintings, beyond its literal meaning; he envisions it the same way G. Battle, J. Genet or J.L. Godard do; all of them have a common point in their work: taking the reader or the spectator on paths that make them lose any sense of history, but bring them closer to a revelation about the human condition.

Today, when technology allows the creation of an almost perfect pictorial illusion, painting allows through its relative slowness to question the flow of images that we are faced with. His work consists at first in choosing his documentary sources from films, photographs or cartoons, in order to create scenes that exude a certain naive joy. These scenes and their representation evoke a perception of the world through the eyes of a child.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Nudes

  • Painting Oil

  • French Artist

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