Florent Dubois — Morale du Joujou



Florent Dubois
Morale du Joujou

Past: September 11 → October 25, 2020

Florent Dubois favours festive and unbridled forms in his work. A great formal generosity unfolds in the form of drawings, prints, objects, videos, ceramics, in displays most often exuberant. Between touristic and festive imagery, his exhibitions create closed universes between the garden and the nightclub.

At the Bains-Douches, he will present for the first time a series of paintings. Oscillating between an extension of his drawing practice and the portrait gallery, the painted figures will come to haunt the space of the extension of the Bains-Douches.

The title of the exhibition refers to the eponymous poem by Charles Baudelaire. Close to the fable, the poem describes a “flowering of toys”, the description of a room full of incredible toys makes the reader fall into a disturbing strangeness.

Like the text, it is this frontier, between beautiful and bizarre, between charming and monstrous, that Florent Dubois likes to explore in his painting work.

Born in 1990 in Besançon, graduate of the ENSBA of Lyon, he lives, works and teaches in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. His work has been shown in group or solo exhibitions at the art center Les Capucins in Embrun, at the Galerie de Noisy-le-Sec, at the Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse, Motto, Berlin, at the Confort Moderne in Poitiers …

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61000 Alençon


Opening hours

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 6:30 PM
Other times by appointment

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The artist

  • Florent Dubois