Alzon

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At a young age, Paris-based artist Alzon (born in 1980) discovered the works of American artists Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jeff Koons, who would become his artistic mentors. Entirely self-taught, he drew inspirationfrom their art while working to develop his own style, which might be classified as 'contemporary dot art'

Consisting of millions of tiny dots, Alzon's works are representations of pop art in the original, onomatopoeic sense of the term. In updating this style for our times, the artist uses elements of the dot art technique pioneerd by Indegenous Australians.

'Recreating perfection through imperfection'

Alzon has been experimenting freely for more than five years with various forms of art - including photography, music and sculpture - with the ultimate goal of pursuing his passion for 'recreating  perfection through imperfection'. This creative quest has led to his current style of using vector circles - symbols of perfection which can be enlarged ad infinitum and which have become a signature of his work. 

'Demand for sanisted images' 

These circles represent one of the predominant dictates of our modern society, characterised by the drive to achieve perfection. In this society, our image and reputation are continuously smoothed out, retouched and sanisted. 

'The proxemics between an individual and a work of art'

Depending on what the vieuwer wants to feel, he can choose to get closer to or remove himself farther away from the work, as though to establish the proxemics (= the study of space and how we use it)  between an individual and a work of art. If this distance is smaller, a completely abstract and therefore imperfect form is revealed as a result, whereas if the vieuwer takes a few steps back, the image he pervceives is purely fgurative - this is how imperfection is transformed into perfection. 

'Tribute to our consumer society'

In this work, Alzon pays tribute to our customer society by depicting its fashion icons, its gurus, its mentors, its political leaders, its great fortunes and its American and Asian superpowers. These are all artistic themes  which fascinate and inspire him. 

With a sense of irony and a distinctly modern style, Alzon explores Indigenous, Australian art trough to prism of a non-consumerist philosophy, thereby highlighting the juxtaposition between the subject and the chosen technique. 

Without passing judgement, Alzon simply underscores the elements of the society that surrounds us.