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Philippe Perrin, Razor Blade

Philippe Perrin Razor Blade, 2005

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Sculpture : aluminium

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    59.1 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch

  • Display

    The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 12 copies
    2 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Agrandissement d'une lame de rasoir "Gillette"
    Plaque d'aluminium brossé, découpe laser.
    Existe à 8 exemplaires + 4 épreuves d'artiste.
    Disponibilité : 2 épreuves d'artiste

    Philippe Perrin est né en 1964 à La Tronche. Il vit et travaille aujourd'hui à Paris.
Il a étudié dans les années 1980 à l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Grenoble. Il fait partie des artistes instigateurs de l'exposition Les Ateliers du Paradis (Galerie Air de Paris, Nice, 1990), moment central de la scène artistique française des années 1990.



    « Que les premiers travaux de Philippe Perrin se soient déployés autour de la figure d'Arthur Cravan, poète et boxeur, esthète du scandale au raffinement brutal, incarnation vivante de la volonté rimbaldienne ("Il faut être absolument moderne."), neveu d'Oscar Wilde, imposent de façon flagrante la filiation de l'artiste avec le dandysme, cette étrange et éclectique phalange métissant les anachorètes aux ultra-mondains, les désespérés chroniques aux insouciants noceurs.


    Philippe Perrin, dandy post-moderne à l'humour corrosif et au lyrisme explicite, démiurge mystico-trash au sourire de faussaire façonnant un univers pétri à la sueur du ring, au sang des idoles du grand banditisme, à la légende noire et dorée du Rock'n'roll, aux relents nauséabonds d'un monde qui n'en finit plus de se saccager lui-même.
Ses flingues, lames de rasoirs, menottes et couteaux géants, ses mises en scènes, ses photographies, ses autoportraits, corroborent en toute désinvolture les hypothèses chères à Baudrillard sur la perte du signe dans un monde qui n'est même plus en crise mais juste en proie à un irréversible processus catastrophique et à un gigantesque dérèglement de toutes les valeurs.


    Si l'imposture et l'illusion deviennent plus vraies que nature, si le réel est phagocyté par le fictif, si les événements dépassent la vitesse du sens, que reste-t-il à vivre ?
Déambuler dans la galaxie Perrin et accepter son invitation à ne pas prendre des messies pour des lanternes peut être une voie possible...

Aujourd'hui au ciel, il y encore des anges qui sont fortement armés?
 Saint Pierre ».

 Fanny Gayon, (extraits) septembre 2008
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Philippe Perrin

France Born in: 1964
Translation in progress

Philippe Perrin is first and foremost the meticulous director of a realistic narrative challenging the audience with his obsession to portray the forces shaping the lives of men. Faith, violence, love, injustice and drugs. It is never a moral lesson or an example, but rather a representation of oneself in connection with these forces. 

His medium is reality as it presents itself now. To work with it, the artist uses the tools of documentary: drawings, diagrams, pictures, collections and reproductions of objects, communication, staged and sometimes spectacular theatrical productions, news items, intimate dramas and modern-day rituals. 

One reason why Philippe Perrin's work may stun the viewer and unsettle the enthusiast is that it is radical and exclusive in a vein that is not typically seen, and if violence is - wrongly - associated with chaos, it is because it remains largely unknown, almost a taboo, and as such is frightening.

« I love that my works give this impression of taking the viewer hostage. There is no room for indifference. The only way to get out of it unscathed is through reflection, regardless of one's culture. It is intelligence that can help us escape this evil state, along with physical and mental harmony with the said object. » Philippe Perrin

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