Landstrength, is composed of a succession of three short animations made from watercolor drawings and photographs of natural environments found on the internet. Griffaud uses the cult of the body and the intensive practice of bodybuilding as a material and a language.
Duration : 4.52
Release date : 2019
Country : France
Born in 1991, lives and works in Nice, France. In 2015, Jérémy Griffaud created the artists’ collective Very High Stuff (VHS), a project dedicated to video and scenography. This project creates international exhibitions every year. That same year, Griffaud also joined the fanzine Endemic.In 2017, he graduated from the École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de la ville de Monaco and obtained a National Diploma of Plastic Expression (Master 2 Art). He also joined the musician Benjamin Fincher in his project ITOLADISCO to make live video performances. In 2018, Griffaud joined the Super Issue collective. Since then, he has participated in artistic projects related to publishing. At that time, Griffaud dedicated his time to making videos and drawing. He makes art films and draws. In 2019, he creates videos from his drawings and digital photographic collages that he presents in installations. From these composite images in movement, he revisits contemporary culture broadcast on social networks, television or the music industry. By questioning the issues of his time, Griffaud parallels, for example, the preservation of biodiversity and the body-built staging of oneself as in the projects Enlarge Yourself and Landstrength. By hijacking clichés anchored in the collective imagination, Griffaud produces absurd or parodic works that draw on the contours of his singular universe and a fantasy world.Jérémy Griffaud