Frédéric Platéus

Bomb R scaled

Mixed media
25 x 35 x 25 cm
Edition 1/7
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2011
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

Self-taught, Frédéric Platéus rarely makes reference to traditional art. He draws his inspiration from sport (skateboarding and basketball), technology, space travel, science fiction and graffiti. The piece in the SPACE collection comes from the practice of graffiti which is the origin of his work; it is a 3D representation of the letter “R” (the initial of his pseudonym Recto). He broadens his typography designs by mixing several styles in a way that only the initials can be deciphered. For the volumetric dimension, he uses contemporary synthetic materials; in this case, polyester resin and car paint, allowing him to give his sculptures an impeccable finish. For Frédéric Platéus, creating a work of art means dreaming of the graphic result and perfect volume. The second reference of this piece relates to sport. The upper part of the base, which also acts as a tidy box, is made to look like a basketball court. With his Bombs R series, Platéus shows us part of his own personal universe, a visually coherent, playful and tough world, where shapes and colours attract us and transfer excitement, in the same way as a fetish. (Genaro Marcos)

° 1976

Lives and works in Liege


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