Hadrien Gérenton (Fr, 1987) graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2014 and then part of the De Ateliers program in 2017 and lives and works between Brussels and Rotterdam. His work has been shown in various European galleries and was recently selected for the 2021 edition of the Revelations Emeriges grant in France.
"Creating objects is a way to generate new situations by setting up fantasized codes. More or less empirically assembled items bring the sculptures closer to strange objects, where the boundaries between presentation and representation, original and fake, real and virtual are blurred. The shapes Hadrien Gérenton creates are a way to fantasize and rave on history (of forms, ideas...). The artist tries to use the notion of failure, held within the objects he quotes and manipulates, towards a new form where they would stay fossilized between two states."