Mathieu Grodet

ARTIST STATEMENT

Mathieu Grodet b. 1977, Orleans, France Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Through my work, I am attempting to be a witness of my time, to testify and to reflect the absurdity of the world around me. I want to speak about the ‘eternal return’ and create bridges between yesterday and tomorrow. I make small tales, sceneries and anecdotes with my work to talk about our common thread and our common history with a critical view on social, political and cultural issues. I strive to have my work reflect a deep interrogation on the world and its violence. I use a variety of techniques and materials to reflect the poetic decay of today’s society and represent my vision of the current outside world. Combining modern graphic design imagery with old glass techniques, I endeavour to explore the conversation between the old and the new and always try to speak to the present as well, to make it last beyond its purpose.