David Ancelin

Born in 1978

Lives and works in Paris

The encounters which take place in David Ancelin's works have all the charm of the unexpected and the accuracy of obviousness. It is this impossible mechanics which offers them to the onlooker like so many offbeat objects or environments. Despite the attention he pays to the making of his pieces, the artist only attaches a quite relative interest to the majesty of sculpture. Combining his know-how with an easy going praxis, he introduces elegant works which often make light of their own status. Here, hybridness seems to be the means of an ironical distance.
David Ancelin's works deal with balance and distortion, and the techniques he uses (silkscreen prints on paper, mirrors and aluminium,... photography, drawing...) seem to respond to this endlessly re-enacted desire to challenge the order of things. The industrialized elements (motorbike, pinball machine, cultivator, deck chair...) which he chooses are re-interpreted and wittily convey a world marked by harmonious discordance. Translated by Simon Pleasance

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