Francois Joseph

Francois Joseph Chabrillat

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Francois Joseph Chabrillat (*1960, Clermont-Ferrand, France) studied from 1978 until 1984 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Clermont-Ferrand. For his conceptual works, Chabrillat uses a technique related to monotypes called cardboard cut. He gathers installation photographs or images of contemporary art from catalogues, as well as motives drawn from the Internet and treats them like “installation photographs.” Chabrillat’s selection of images is dependent upon the photographer’s vantage point vis-à-vis the exhibition and the color of the images represented. Based on these photographs, he prints planes and structures – compositions alluding to space. He then interlocks added texts and quotes with geometry and ornaments, thereby transforming the exhibited image into an illustration.