About the artist
Surprising, subversive and full of humor, Alain Séchas’ works attract and intrigue with their folding and unfolding. They seem to add subjects which are unexpected in the realm of contemporary art to the fast beat of drawing.
This characteristic conveys a desire to offer the artwork to a broad range of people, to break the discursive and exclusive relationship which is normally restricted to the sphere of art. An artist well aware of his responsibility, Alain Séchas is very conscious of the work he creates. “My purpose is always to create a direct confrontation between the work and the spectator…. I want to dazzle the spectator, to become breathless, opened-eyed, take a deep breath, and that he be struck by the impression that the work is not a mystery, but rather a small enigma, like in the writings of Henry James. I try to place the viewer in a position that does not allow him to gain distance, that makes him take responsibility.”
Born in 1955 in Colombes (France), Alain Séchas currently lives and work in Paris.