Series of photogrammetries, giclees on japanese paper Awagami Kozo 110g, 2023
Formats 38 x 26 ou 77 x 52 cm, white wooden frame 20mm, 5 ex + AE each
Image: Lacunes #1, Rhododendron (azalée, azalea)

Lacunes is a series of prints on paper, created from three-dimensional scans of flowers and plants. Each image is produced using photogrammetry, by synthesizing several hundred photographs of the subject. The impossibility of this device to reproduce every detail generates gaps, which are compensated for by interpolations of form and color: a pictorial gesture emerges, based on the limits of the algorithm to represent reality.

Lacunes is one of the first works linked to the Commune présence (Common Presence) project initiated by artists and curators Juliette Fontaine and Thierry Fournier, which aims to develop an artistic and critical practice in relation to a place and its environment: mineral, vegetable, animal and human. All the flowers in Lacunes come from this garden, picked and photographed as they bloom since May 2023 – like a herbarium of representations that will gradually be completed.

Thomas Gendre, artistic and engineering assistant
Prints by Picto, Paris
Papers by Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japon


Solo show
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier
September 18th to October 23rd, 2020
Series of drawings on iPad, fine art printings on vinyl, variable dimensions

The Órganon exhibition is unfolding on the campus of the Université Paul-Valéry with a series of 32 drawings created on iPad, printed on vinyls of varying sizes and installed outdoors: suspended in trees or buildings, laid on the ground, etc. This series is also an exhibition protocol, which emphasizes the specific qualities of a campus.

Their creation on tablet uses tools derived from analog mediums (pencil, airbrush, oil or wash shapes) transformed by digital processes. In Greek, the word Órganon refers to an organ, tool, instrument or logical sum. Here he evokes entities with ambiguous bodies, human or artificial bodies, which are beginning to proliferate on the campus.


series of UV prints on plexiglass, 2017

UV prints on plexiglas, acoustic foam, neon lights, 200 x 66 x 18 cm (2017)

Three text messages are generated on a smartphone with a protocol that consists in randomly writing a first word, which is followed exclusively by the device’s automatic next-word suggestions. While this process is aimed to eliminate any decision, it appears that the algorithm also includes personal expressions, without revealing to what extent. Something that could seem exclusively produced by a machine is actually already the result of an hybridization by a program permanently fed by the capture of human’s behavior.

Oracles exists in two editions: English and French

Exhibition views : Thierry Fournier, Axolotl, duo show with Laura Gozlan, 2018

Exhibition view : Thierry Fournier, Heterotopia, solo show, 2017

The Unseen (Non-lieu)

Series of 3 digital prints, 2016

Series of 5 digital prints, hahnemühle fine art paper laminated on dibond, 75 x 50 cm, 2016-2024

The Unseen (French title Non-Lieu) is a series of images of bombings dated 2016 and 2024 in Syria and the Gaza Strip, in which the part that would allow them to be located is erased. The juxtaposition of these two figures, the blank surface of the screen and the truncated image, aims to question our relationship to an invisibilised reality. The term ‘non-lieu’ in French refers on the one hand to the erasure of a part of the image, the location of which we do not know; and on the other, in legal language, to the abandonment of legal proceedings because it is impossible to determine responsibility. These two aspects raise the question of what technology allows us to not see.




Distributed by ArtJaws online gallery.

The Promise

installation, 2016

Series of prints (2016)
Installation version: print on canvas, modulated lights, 1500 x 370 x 250 cm

By displaying typical messages of advertising and the web in a static form, The Promise highlights expectations of control on the self and the world, and the suspension of the attention that results. Here, the installation displays three giant texts in three windows, lit by pulsations, their large scale addressing pedestrians and traffic.

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Installation created within the group show Data on View