Iannis Pledel is a painter and photographer. He lives and works in Paris.
He creates oil on canvas and works that combine painting and photography.
He studied photography and graphic design at the Gobelins school and was trained in large format camera and platinum-palladium printing. From an early age he invested in drawing and painting, learned to make silver prints in high school, studied Epistemology at the Sorbonne University and obtained a PhD at Sciences-Po Aix, then he returned to his spontaneous artistic appetites. His atypical studies led him to develop a multidisciplinary artistic approach which enriched his work.
Iannis Pledel uses paint brushes and lenses to represent the passing of time, physical and psychic movements, and to question the eternal restarting.
His stylistic technique is based on overlays and compositions that offer several levels of reading. His artistic research is constantly on the move and is fueled by numerous references in fields as varied as cinema, literature or the history of Art which allowed him to build a bridge between the classics and the contemporaries.
In Floating Souls, a series of oil on canvas, he is inspired by the experience of derealism, this alteration of the perception or experience of the outside world creating a feeling of never being present in the right place at the right time.
In Fragments of Desires, he elaborates psychological scenes related to desire. He combines intrigue and ambivalence by showing fragments, action sequences, a flow of consciousness or thoughts. Different temporalities and perspectives, flat or dimensional, are thus mixed.
In Odyssey he adapted Homer’s Odyssey by bringing the world of today and mythology into dialogue.
In Deadly Sins he associated fairy tales and photography.
He also distinguishes himself with creations for collaborations, especially with Colette Paris or Estée Lauder, makes album covers such as Génération Goldman, Electro Deluxe, Quintette Syntonia or more recently Acquin.
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