Michel Blazy - Fontaine de mousse, 2007 : Trash cans, foam bath, compressor, pipes / Exhibition view Post Patman, Palais de Tokyo / Paris Photo: Marc Domage

Michel Blazy

Michel Blazy’s work has been made popular through use of household items such as noodles, chocolate pudding, ants, orange peels, pizza, and strange materials such as plants, insects, decaying food and creating works showcasing almost repulsive, ugly aspects of its perishable life span. His work hence questions the brief and transformative qualities of organic matter. These issues are “often portrayed with a certain distinguishable Blazy characteristic of ironical humor and lightness.” (Heidi Kim, Huffington Post). In 2007, Blazy’s exhibition “Foam Fountain” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (under Marc Olivier Whaler directorship) featured giant, fat jets of foam oozing out of open rubbish bins and toppling onto the ground. Blazy lives and works in Paris. He has had solo exhibitions, among others, at The life of things, Correct Contemporary Exhibitions, New York (1998), Unlimited Gallery, Athens, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, cur. Sabine Schaschl, Switzerland (2000), CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California, cur. Ralf Rugoff (2002), , Kunstverein zu Assenheim, Niddatal, Germany (2008), Collège des Bernardins, Paris (2012).

Nominee Prix Marcel Duchamp 2008