Maurice Blaussyld

Year and place of birth: 1960, Calais, France Location: Roubaix, France

Maurice Blaussyld occupies a unique position in contemporary postmodern French art. He makes sculptures, videos, installations and drawings that reject almost every reference to anything external. In contrast to the many artists who charge found objects with new meaning, Blaussyld strips ready-mades of their content. He gives them back their status as ‘indisputable objects’ and places them in a state of non-communication. In this sense, they are related to the ‘still life’ (in French: ‘nature morte’) since their ability to convey meaning is not ‘dead’ but ‘stopped’.

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