Concrete Catédrale

En 2018, La fondation colas m’a invité à peindre sur la centrale à béton du groupe Servant à Beziers. C’était un défis d’habiller ce site industriel. J’ai imaginé une composition qui transforme cette centrale en une sorte de cathédrale industrielle. Les couleurs s’inspirent directement de l’environnement de la centrale en reprenant les couleurs de l’entreprise, les formes utilisées peuvent faire penser à un vitrail. L’analogie entre le sacré et et l’industriel est bien sur une illusion optique, du moins il me semble.

In 2018, the Colas Foundation invited me to paint a concrete industrial site in Béziers, in the south of France. It was a special task for me to turn an industrial building into an art sculpture. I decided to use my method of deconstruction and use different shapes and colors to wrap the building. The final result remind me of the stainless glass of a cathedral. I was pleased with the analogy with a religious building and an industrial site.

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BREZ Mathias, born in 1972, live in Rennes. Son of farmers, an happy childhood in the countryside with his siblings in 1980, his family emigrated to Rennes, a small town in province. Plunged booming 80s, he discovers the Comics, Gotlib, fluide glacial, Letendre, Loisel, Japanese animated series and Graffiti trought Flashdance. In the late '80s, he made ​​use of local precursors and becomes a hiphop activist. With members of Graffiteam, he organized many meetings, exhibitions, events goshawks that culture. In 2013, with Patrice POCH, he created the International Urban Art "TEENAGE KICKS" that will bring in Rennes nearly 70 international artists. His artistic process explores several approaches, most often contextual, visual interventions, installations, collages, new muralism, featuring illustrations and characters closely with selected media, the location, the real or imagined history. Moreover, under the set of letters BREZ72 a calligraphic work away from the very coded language of traditional graffiti, playing the adversarial balance between freedom of abstraction and constraint typographical reading.