Nicolas Provost is an artist, photographer and film-maker. In his video works, photos and films he uses the visual idiom of the cinema to influence and manipulate the prevailing interpretation of images and stories. Provost appeals to our collective film memory and, almost like a sculptor, misleads it by remoulding aspects such as time, visual codes and form into new storylines that link visual art to cinema. In so doing, Provost plays on the boundary between fiction and reality, so that his works come across as both recognisable and odd and challenge our expectations in an aesthetic game of tension, mystery and narrative abstraction.
year and place of birth: 1969, Ronse, Belgium
whereabouts: New York, USA