Michel de Broin currently lives and work in Montreal, Canada, where he was born in 1970. His work tries to break free from the contraints of modern utopian aspirations while also reenacting them playfully, utilizing objects that can both glorify and upstage themselves.
Black Whole Conference
74 chairs, fixation system
440 x 440 x 440 cm
Collection du Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
Street Light, steel, wire, light
12 x 12 x 10 m
Collection of the National Gallery of Canada
20 stools, fixation system
190 x 190 x 190 cm
Keep on Smoking
Bicycle, generator, battery, analogue gauge, smoke machine
100 x 85 x 60 cm
Ultra high performance concrete, Stainless steel
280 x 472 x 127 cm
Collection de la Ville de Montréal
Michel de Broin's work is amazing. Conceptually, he pushes the boundaries. His work, teeming with meaning and exploration, never fails to be a breath of fresh air. His transformation of everyday objects is thought-provoking and eye-catching.
More of his work can be seen on his website (micheldebroin.org).