“Whoever lives, feeds on others and feeds others” - Fabrice Hyber
Fabrice Hyber enriches the CARTEdition collection with a representative work, dense with the concepts key to his research.
Hyber portrays on the wall the cycle of life in which nature and man are part of the same biotype.
Captivated by field observation and studies related to biology and applied sciences, Fabrice Hyber considers natural phenomena to be a source of inspiration as well as of learning. He has put this into practice at his house in the Vendée, where over the years Hyber has managed to adapt the surrounding landscape by sowing the seeds of thousands of trees that have given rise to a luxuriant forest.
Sowing instead of planting, the artist believes in this long-lasting, profound act that gives birth to stronger and more integrated plants in the habitat, a concept that can also be translated into a social and cultural context.
The "Organic" wallpaper was created starting from a work painted on canvas “presque" of the same size as the wallpaper.
The subject depicted includes a large tree to which man is connected via the umbilical cord, mother nature that feeds us and gives us life, a generating power which we cannot ignore.
In the background, the cycle of the day and of the seasons that marks the passage of time and growth. A few words can be seen, often the artist includes writing inside his works - they are codes, messages, which guide us inside his representations, a journey inside his mind that very often translates into reality.
The artist's sensitivity and intuitions in fact anticipate phenomena within his paintings that over time emerge in reality like revelations.
Fabrice Hyber (Luçon - Vendée, 1961) bases his art on a poetics of mutation and continuous becoming. In his work, videos, images, performances become points of contact between Art, Science and Enterprise. Elected in 2018 as a member of the Académie des beaux-arts de l'Institut de France, Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1997, Hyber is one of the most influential artists of his generation. In 1998 he began the Seed a forest project, the creation of a forest in the Vendée; from 2012 to 2020 Les réalisateurs, a school combining artistic and economic practices based in Nantes, Paris, Rabat, Athen, Tel Aviv. He has many permanent projects around the world and solo exhibitions in major museums and international galleries.