Art021 Highlights: David Douard Shanghai, 13 November 2020
David Douard, EV''R 3 (2020). Aluminium frame, silk screened fabric, silk screened wood, silk screened plastic. 151 x 110 x 14.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Martin Argyroglo.
Poetry and text feed into Douard's sculptures as vital components, shaping the meaning of his objects and their surroundings. The result is the creation of a strange fictitious world made up of organic, whimsical sculptures.
Douard explains that the use of poetry in his work, which he sources from the internet, started early on in his career and represents a prolongation of the relationship he had with graffiti in his past.
'Nobody expresses anything in the street now. Everything happens on the internet,' Douard has said.