Rodrigue Delattre

Reality cuts

Reality cuts

 

Rodrigue Delattre works a lot, and we can’t help but see the flow of his elaborate, brilliantly designed drawings as a never-ending sequel of a comics about human vulnerability. In many cases the figures are inpersonalized through a grid of lines that partially or completely covers their bodies. This kind of network of lines may be familiar to us from 3D animation software that builds human shapes from smaller or larger geometric units. Created this way, these shapes lack the uniqueness of the individual human body — they are abstract bodies without personality. Delattre reverses this process. Although he removes the personal attributes of his characters, it still gives way to the appearance of fear, pain, and vulnerability in human interactions. Delattre uses yellowed old sheets of paper for his drawings that put these scenes in a historical perspective. We do not understand the situations but get a sneaking suspicion that the dark side of human existence flashes here and there in these pictures.

 

Marianne Csaky

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