Matisse à cran, 2008
Patrice Carré was born in 1957 in Angers (France) and lives and works in Marseille. He uses a variety of media in his work and his artistic vocabulary is often borrowed from “the domestic world”: manufactured objects, popular imagery (Hervé’s comic books). He is also interested in sound, which he considers as a “transparent plastic medium”, and how it is represented and broadcast. In 2008, he went back into the studio, which he had left behind over a number of years to work on public projects. He worked on a number of irreverent copies, appropriating Matisse’s Nu Bleu, which he cut out with pinking scissors in decorative adhesive plastic representing swimming-pool water. The series was exhibited in 2013 at the MAMAC in Nice as part of the “Bonjour Mr Matisse” show. His work is exhibited in a number of public institutions including the FRACs in Languedoc-Roussillion, Brittany and Lower Normandy.