David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin have since 2006 been probing the existential fault lines, observing the fallen and the alienated. Permanently rubbing shoulders with the fringes of society, they create modest monuments to people who have fallen by the wayside. No indulgence or temptation in their fascination for the marginal, which is initially driven by the search for a spark in the darkness. Addiction and melancholy exist side by side, but without chatter or literalness. For their work does not shout, it whispers. Its point of entry is the shared secret, trust.
The artists, winners in 2013 of the Pirelli Art Prize at Art Brussels and the subject of a monograph this summer at Frac Poitou-Charentes, are just as attentive to “life’s small epiphanies”, as the artist Ian Breakwell called them, the minutiae of everyday life, those moments of grace in the darkness or the commonplace. They heighten with infinite delicacy the brilliance of the inconsequential and the habitually neglected by recording the nobility of trivia.
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