Boris Lafargue
Born in 1984 in Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR)
Lives and works in France and Greece

 

Boris Lafargue works with sculpture in a way that question actuality with a strong reference with the past and, notably, with the Antiquity. Influenced by his experience in Greece, Boris Lafargue is particuarly sensible to the tensions of the contemporary world.

The artist often pays ironic and scathing tributes to the dominance of economic superstructure symbols. He invites us to look at our own epoch with a distance, suggesting an archeology of the present time. The tension in his work operates as physical sensation given of the pieces with an almost martial aesthetic crossing with a palpable energy for the viewer. This tension can also be interpreted as a « social tension ».

Boris Lafargue’s works is surrounded by the idea of organizations. Most of his sculptures are « structures », with an absolute rigor of each spatial and social systems and organizations that rules our lives.

 

Boris Lafargue borrows forms from the past : monument, grave marker and marble stairway to distance the superstructures that dominates us. He evidences the flaws and failure of the inhuman systems doomed to downfall. If the order and discipline reigns on the surface of that policed universe, a subterranean anger takes shape, the resistance get organized.

 

Education of Boris Larfargue

 

Master Research and Theory of Arts
Master of Fine Arts (DNSEP), College of Art, Lille (FR)
Athens School of Fine Art (GR)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (DNAP), College of Art, Lille (FR)
Bachelor degree of Arts, Lille III University (FR)

SOLO SHOWS

2017

Brave new World, solo show, Gallery Anouk le Bourdiec, Paris (FR)

2016

Is the end Now, Sainte Odile du Hainaut’ church, Mortagne du Nord (FR)

2015

Undergroud Resistance, Museum of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (FR)

Curve e Variazioni, Central Theatre of Rome, Italy (IT)

2013

Watch this space, La Malterie, Lille (FR)
Urban Tectonics, Snehta, Athens (GR)
Let’s Hope Nothing happens to Us, Gallery Madara, Estonie (EE)

2012

Upside / Down , Gallery commune, Tourcoing (Fr)

2010

Progressive space, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing (FR)

GROUP SHOWS

2017

Espace – Volume – Trait – Prieuré de Pont Loup, contemporary art space Back to basics, Gallery Enia, Athens (GR)

2016

L’art à décidé de ma façon de vivre, Gallery Anouk le Bourdiec, Paris (FR)

The Collection, Gallery Irene Laub, Brussels (BE)

The Platforms Project, Pavillon Faliro, Athens (GR)

2015

Ca ira mieux demain, curated byLeo Dorfner, Gallery ALB, Paris (FR)

Hard Rain, Curated by David Rosenberg, Gallery Irene Laub, Brussels (BE)

Générescences, curated by Marion Zilio & Julien Verhaeghe, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (FR)

2014

Achemar, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille (FR)
Platform Project, curated by Snehta, Pavillon Faviro, Athens (GR)

Metamatic, The Art Foundation, Thessaloniki (Gr)

2013

Tentative d’alignement, with Marie Lelouche & Mathile Lavenne, Museum of Boulogne (FR)

Second Circle, curated by Snetha, Athens (GR)

Global Container XXVI, curated by Polymer, Estonia (EE)

2011

Contemporary approaches to art, Group Art Exhibition, Athens (GR)

ASFA, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens Avrio, French institut of Athens (GR)

FAIRS

Art Paris, Gallery Anouk le Bourdiek, Paris (FR)
Art Athina, Gallery Enia, pavillon Faliro, Athens (GR)
YIA ART FAIR #07, Le carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)
YIA art fair #06 with Irene Laub Gallery, Espace Louise 186, Brussels (BE)
YIA #05, Gallery Irene Laub, le Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)
La con dentielle du YIA #02 / Obscur – Clarté, curated by David Rosenberg, Paris (FR)

RESIDENCIES

2013

Polymer, Estonia (EE)

2011

Melanithros Art Space, Athens (GR)

2009

La Chambre d’eau, Construction, Déconstruction, Reconstruction, Le Favril, (FR)

PRIZE

2011

‘’Hôtel Europa’’, At la gare St Sauveur, Lille (FR)