Alexandre Nicolas, a French artist, has a fascination for modeling raw materials. These experiments lead him to search for new materials, until the discovery of synthetic crystal. From then on, he will multiply the tests and the audacities on this capricious subject.
The artist found in the inclusion resin a special material, the synthetic crystal, which allows to create a kind of suspension of time.
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It is a material of perfect transparency and exceptional strength, which represents a real technological challenge and can fix things in the moment. Alexandre Nicolas works on his personal icons and superheroes, which for him are a modern transcription of mythology.
The fetus, floating in the resin and at the same time totally imprisoned by technology, is delivered to our critical gaze by summoning us as the mirror of our consumer society. In the age of the constantly moving image, Alexandre Nicolas presents us with the fetuses of the superheroes of our childhood inside the synthetic crystal case, and invites us to dream together about taking control of our own destiny in particular and that of an entire humanity in the making. The series "VERSUS" extends to the field of myths and legends, from civil society as well as from creation, and resides in the oppositions of destinies, it puts in scene popular figures which confront each other.