ln his works, Clément Rodzielski subverts the status of images and merchandise while questioning their process of production and circulation.
The artist used contraband tobacco purchased in the Barbès district of Paris to make these Tachist-style paintings with "baby" colours. He adopts this clandestine material which he uses for the background of his canvases, before covering it almost entirely with a monochrome paint. By presenting it on an original medium, the artist removes this illegal product from the black market, cancels out its exchange value and renews its condition of existence.
Tabac de contrebande et peinture acrylique
180 x 180 cm
Don de Amis du Centre Pompidou, 2020
|Inventory no.||AM 2020-345|