Arthur Gillet studied at the Fine Art School of Rennes, and contemporary dance at Musée de la Danse. He participated at the SalonSatellite of the International Salone del Mobili of Milan. After graduation, and a long pilgrimage in Italy, Arthur moved to Paris in 2012 where he has exhibited installations and performances at MAC/VAL, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Palais de Tokyo. He has mainly collaborated with Cassina, John Mayburry, François Chaignaud, Cecilia Bengolea, and Louis Phillipe Scoufaras. In 2015 he won a prize for young talent at the international Parisian fair of design Maison & Objet, for the ceramics project “Seven erections”. His work around identity, desire, image and perception of reality makes him play largely with his own body and his own image as seen through other’s perception by creating a broad spectrum of identities. Questionning gender but also genres, he's infiltrating publications, such as erotic, fashion, or artistic projects. Playing with genres implies here also to confuse social delimitations bitween model and artist, object and subject, litterally referred to the symbolic and social organization of power and desire bitween bottom/passive and top/active. His happening in the masculine nude exhibition at Musée d’Orsay and the performance-installation « Je t'aime bien mais je n'aime pas ton image » at Pierre-Alain Challier’s Gallery is more obviously related to this experimental and empirical approach of the « modeling » role as non-passive in the process of image manufacturing, through the tools of the era of dematerialization.
le site d'Arthur Gillet, the website of Arthur Gillet