Jean-Marc Bustamante

Year and place of birth: 1952, Toulouse, France Location: Paris, France

Bustamante is a photographer, painter, sculptor and designer. The majority of his works combine several of these disciplines and are thus hard to categorise. Research into strategies around the site-specific nature of artworks and the way in which a particular place can function – formally, spatially and physically – is a common thread running through his oeuvre. However, Bustamante’s practice is often described as ‘place-sensitive’ rather than ‘site-specific’. His works are discrete and are not altered by the artist to fit a specific exhibition space, but they do change under the influence of the space that directly surrounds them. This means that they have different connotations each time.

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