Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux - color me, 2017
The artist Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux happily plays the fool to amuse the crowd. Never shy of a good joke or a little clowning around, he knows how to make the grumpiest people laugh.
Dogs are one of his favorites targets with their endlessly funny and endearing behavior. Sometimes they're shown as greedy, sometimes loving and sometimes proud; often they might seem stupid but in the nicest of ways. Has it something do with their own personalities or are they just imitating humans? An artist's best friend?
Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux was born in 1950 in Paris, where he lives and works. Since 2007 he has taught at the Villa Arson in Nice. Unclassifiable, he strives not to be defined. His ?parody? art seeks the immediate effect of pop music and proceeds via inversion (an image, aesthetic values). Culturally, he feeds at every opportunity, from a soup of noble references to a trough of more vulgar fare. His ?walls? associate, visual puns, slogans, collages, framed drawings and materialist sculptures. Beauty and art are questioned almost casually. He regularly creates performances with Xavier Boussiron. His work was exhibited at the Loevenbruck Gallery in 2014, at the Musée d?Art et d?Archéologie du Périgord in 2011 and at the MAMAC in Nice in 2008. It cn be foud in the collections of the Musée d?Art Moderne in Saint-Etienne, the FMAC, the FNAC, and the PACA and Aquitaine FRACs.