David Mesguich incorporates the idea of surveillance in each one of his pieces.

David Mesguich questions the mechanisms of control
Paris - OCT 16, 2013

For David Mesguich questioning the mechanisms of control is almost a way of life. The French artist incorporates the idea of surveillance in each one of his pieces, whether it is a large scale sculpture or his black and white watercolour paintings.

David Mesguich questions the mechanisms of control

©David Mesguich

Mesguich's geometric sculptures represent faces and people through 3D printer aesthetics. Often large scale, the figures look at the viewer with an unsettling gaze, fruit of their size, warp effects and placement. The idea of constant surveillance is then reflected through this continuous stare of an almost digital being. On the other hand, in his watercolour paintings the idea of surveillance is transmitted through scenes of city life. Normally reflecting urban mobility and movement, the images show us the city context through a surveillance camera’s point of view.

David Mesguich questions the mechanisms of control

©David Mesguich

David Mesguich questions the mechanisms of control

©David Mesguich

David Mesguich questions the mechanisms of control

©David Mesguich

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