I’m Aurélien Bomy, a french artist based in Nantes. I’m a photographer,
and I have also been practicing collage in digital images and videos since
a few years. I create what I call in French « Collages animés » that are
short video loops.
In these creations, I try to accentuate the life contained in some pictures that impact me. I have a predilection for certain types of images and videos
or movies : Iconic photographies of Hollywood actresses, retro-futurist
pictures, old photos, the Muybridges studies, films of the beginning of
cinema, Busby Berkeley’s choreographies... But they rather choose me
more than I choose them !
I therefore decide to work with them and to treat them like living beings.
Each time, I look for the way I’ll have to do it.
I often proceed by cut and paste, associations, juxtapositions,
combinations, substitutions, accumulations, animations… But each time I
have to be struck by the good Idea that comes from nowhere and that can
make me say : “Eureka ! That’s what I have to do !”
That’s how, to realize that idea, I each time learn new techniques on the
tools that I use. It is sometimes a hard and long work to obtain a few
seconds sequence, but it’s a serious fun and a great satisfaction when I
finally obtain the result that I would call a visual poetry product of nonsense.
Video collages you can see here:
Web site: aurelienbomy-photographie.com
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