Pierre Bismuth is considered a copyright rebel that intends to break with the usual codes of representation in order to encourage reflection by distancing the illusion of representation. Trough his artistic practice he wishes to investigate our perception of reality, especially regarding our relation to cultural productions. With humor and minimal means, Bismuth’s work seeks to destabilize the codes of reading for even the most received forms of culture. His procedures seem to follow the laws of entropy by creating effects of constant transformation in the everyday meaning of things and spontaneous change in perceptive habits, expending the excess energy of a system to reveal its paradoxes. The underlying aim of these strategies is always the same: to destabilize pre-established codes of perception by sabotaging the very logic of his material and to push the viewer to develop critical ideas when presented with cultural objects whose meaning seems obvious.
- ° 1963 Neuilly-sur-Seine (France). Lives and works in New York and Brussels.