John Cornu


    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives in Paris.
    1976: Born in Seclin, France

    John Cornu essentially works in situ adapting his practice and formal language to the spaces that he inhabits: an architectural graft on Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, an exhibition of burnt stretchers in a gallery, or else “wild” cleaning of a portion of wall in a public space. His works often evoke the theme of travesty, tracing “the contours of a manipulated reality where what we are given to observe never exactly corresponds to what we think we are observing” (Christian Alandete). Often considered as rhizomic, these works seem to slide into a gap between minimalism and the organic.