Leo Caillard is a French mixed media artist who lives and works in Paris. The artist is represented by MTArt Agency since 2016. Through a blend of different periods and anachronism, Caillard prompts us to reflect on the present in relation to our past. Inspired by science and the concerns of our contemporary society, he invites us to take a fresh look at our era, open to history, in order to rethink our future.
Caillard belongs to a new generation of artists. Associated with the dawn of the digital age and the new concerns of societies. Caillard marries his passion for new technologies and science. In the 2010’s he began to produce his first works to gain recognition in the art world, an initial series of images, ‘Art Game’ raising the question of digital’s place among classical art in museums. His series ‘Hipsters in Stone’ followed rapidly bringing great visibility from 2012 onwards. Through the gesture of dressing statuary in the Louvre, that may perhaps at first seem merely humorous, Leo Caillard raises the question of our social codes and our own representation as individuals.
Caillard continues to question the notion of time and identity through his work via global installations and brand partnerships. He is currently working on a series of bank notes, created in partnership with Fiduciary Group. The objective is to challenge our notion of money and its core evolution in our society. The bank notes created will be used in participative installations and will highlight how ephemeral money can feel in contrast to more philosophical value systems. The audience will become an integral part of this project.
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