Null MAXIME ACKER (Strasbourg, 1975).

"Homme Cerf", 2017.
Plywood on poplar woo…
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MAXIME ACKER (Strasbourg, 1975). "Homme Cerf", 2017. Plywood on poplar wood and deer antlers. Unique piece . Attached document issued by Galerie Bertrand Gilling, Strasbourg with information about the artist. Measurements: 112 x 75 x 49 cm. Maxime Acker expresses his vision of society using allegory through the prism of childhood and animals. The dominant ideas expressed are anxiety and pessimism. Since 2015, the artist has been working on a series of sculptures in plywood, whose boards he glues one by one after cutting them with a numerically controlled machine. This is a highly technical process that requires great skill. In fact, in the artist's own words; "Emotions do not manifest themselves as clearly in the animal's body as they do in the human body. They are immediate, of course, but more diffuse, and yet they are threatened by anthropomorphism; especially when the animal representation meets the realm of childhood. It is for me the occasion to confront this representation with the material; to open a reading space between the hard and cold texture of steel or aluminum and a certain figuration -should I say infantile? A déjà vu? Yes, undoubtedly, but always at the limit? I don't think my sculptures are really animals, they are just stuffed animals that make you believe they are alive, to scare or soften, depending on your mental world. In any case, there is no set narrative. Each sculpture borrows from the drawing the dynamic lines of the pencil stroke. Accidents are necessary, like sketches in a three-dimensional space.... "I have often wondered about the tragic vision represented by an abandoned stuffed animal, which remains there when there is nothing left. Why is it tragic? Because stuffed animals are sacred for children? Because they are partly anthropomorphic? Born in Strasbourg in 1975, Maxime Acker left the school of plastic arts in Strasbourg in 1999 and moved to Toulouse, where he joined the artists' collective "Mix-Art Myrys". He is known for his installations expressing an antagonism, in tension between industrial symbols and immediate nature. In 2010 he returned to sculpture, and his work eventually led to the series "IN.HUMAN". A series that has its origins in popular culture, but presenting a very different vision to that of pop art. Throughout his career he has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally highlighting places such as; Ancienne Chapelle de Vesoul, Galerie Artima, Paris, Galerie Eric La Vieille, Knokke le Zout, Belgium, Brussels Contemporary Art Fair, AFF London, Pas si bêtes ! 2, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, Alliance Française de Vientiane, Laos and Philippinesm and Salon de Château Landon, among others.

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MAXIME ACKER (Strasbourg, 1975). "Homme Cerf", 2017. Plywood on poplar wood and deer antlers. Unique piece . Attached document issued by Galerie Bertrand Gilling, Strasbourg with information about the artist. Measurements: 112 x 75 x 49 cm. Maxime Acker expresses his vision of society using allegory through the prism of childhood and animals. The dominant ideas expressed are anxiety and pessimism. Since 2015, the artist has been working on a series of sculptures in plywood, whose boards he glues one by one after cutting them with a numerically controlled machine. This is a highly technical process that requires great skill. In fact, in the artist's own words; "Emotions do not manifest themselves as clearly in the animal's body as they do in the human body. They are immediate, of course, but more diffuse, and yet they are threatened by anthropomorphism; especially when the animal representation meets the realm of childhood. It is for me the occasion to confront this representation with the material; to open a reading space between the hard and cold texture of steel or aluminum and a certain figuration -should I say infantile? A déjà vu? Yes, undoubtedly, but always at the limit? I don't think my sculptures are really animals, they are just stuffed animals that make you believe they are alive, to scare or soften, depending on your mental world. In any case, there is no set narrative. Each sculpture borrows from the drawing the dynamic lines of the pencil stroke. Accidents are necessary, like sketches in a three-dimensional space.... "I have often wondered about the tragic vision represented by an abandoned stuffed animal, which remains there when there is nothing left. Why is it tragic? Because stuffed animals are sacred for children? Because they are partly anthropomorphic? Born in Strasbourg in 1975, Maxime Acker left the school of plastic arts in Strasbourg in 1999 and moved to Toulouse, where he joined the artists' collective "Mix-Art Myrys". He is known for his installations expressing an antagonism, in tension between industrial symbols and immediate nature. In 2010 he returned to sculpture, and his work eventually led to the series "IN.HUMAN". A series that has its origins in popular culture, but presenting a very different vision to that of pop art. Throughout his career he has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally highlighting places such as; Ancienne Chapelle de Vesoul, Galerie Artima, Paris, Galerie Eric La Vieille, Knokke le Zout, Belgium, Brussels Contemporary Art Fair, AFF London, Pas si bêtes ! 2, Galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg, Alliance Française de Vientiane, Laos and Philippinesm and Salon de Château Landon, among others.

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