Michel Blazy was born under the Riviera landscape, on April 24, 1966, and is today one of the most original French figures of his generation. Through Low Tech effects and experiments, the artist observes and works with the living, using elements from the garden at home to the supermarket. These small evolutionary and ephemeral activities reveal sensitive explorations of microorganisms in perpetual change.
He imagined at the Galerie des Ponchettes an immersive environmental installation like a garden of delights, in which frescoes, ruins and spontaneous vegetation offer literally the experience of the passing of time. The arches of the gallery, covered with Pompeian red like tomato puree, contrasted the blue sky made with agar-agar recalling Giotto’s paintings. In the centre of this mural was a circle of charcoal from which vegetation came to life spontaneously. The matt black of the calcined wood contrasted with the brilliance and freshness of the greenery accentuating the idea of regeneration. An Anrique sculpture covered with aluminum foils, a brick and a hard drive overgrown with spontaneous vegetation, clothes covered with moss complete this chromatic, olfactory and sensory landscape, drawn on the scale of architecture.
Rébecca François, conservation officer in MAMAC