Aurelien Froment

Aurelien Froment was born in 1976 in Anger, France. He lives and works in Dublin and Paris. Froment graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 and the École Régionale des Beaux Arts, Nantes, in 2000. He worked for ten years as a projectionist while becoming an artist. Aurelien Froment has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008), the Kunsthalle Basel (2008), the Gwangju Biennale (2010) and the Lyon Biennale (2011).

Aurelien Froment’s artistic process starts from a single object which serves as a model for a specific moment in its existence, reconstructing the history of this object through language. The process of reconstruction is not linear, instead Froment creates a network of associations and juxtapositions which analyze the archaeology of the object, revealing its trajectory in time and space. The language selected by Froment, its structure and sound, create a tension with the image that develops into an interaction of meanings and connections, subjecting the image to a continuous flux of interpretation.

For the PinchukArtCentre Froment has merged three individual films into one new 3-channel work, radicalizing the complexity, the associations and interpretations offered by each work on its own.