Colin Champsaur

Born in 1974

Lives and works in Marseilles

In Colin Champsaur's work there is a need to relate things. Be it in his works which together build an inexhaustible set of connections, or through his activities as an exhibition curator which he regards as part and parcel of his activity as an artist, what matters to him is establishing the conditions of a dialogue, connections, and active thinking. This need quite well reflects the at once general and individual way in which he sees his art praxis.
Sculpture, which has a major place in his output, asserts the significance of construction materials (just like his photographs, incidentally). These latter point to an artistic territory imbued by the issue of work and, in a more general way, of "making", "not-making", and "making do with"... The construction of meaning links up with the construction of cities, and thus situates Colin Champsaur's oeuvre in the realm of the political.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.