Hervé Paraponaris

Born in 1966

Lives and works in Marseilles

Whether he is intervening in the art world, by exhibiting his sculptures or paintings, or on its periphery by realising urban facilities, cultural platforms or developing services, Hervé Paraponaris claims the status of artist-citizen, by always considering the political, sociological and economic dimensions of his works. (...) By exhibiting stolen objects, the artist explores the concepts of the ready-made, the status of the object and of the label of theft as an artistic act – asking in passing the question of confiscated Master works that make up Museum's important collections today.

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