Jean-François Leboeuf

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

www.jeanfrancoisleboeuf.com

With the remains of junk culture and the relics of daily trivial, my work probes the strange and grotesque by amalgam and recontextualization. My multidisciplinary corpus cites even as it plunders the surrounding consumer cultures, keeping a soft spot for decadence, frivolity and social exclusion. Combinations of signs and morals gives birth to fictional beings who take flesh in performance and video scenes. The actions are portrayed in a certain banality while often switching to absurdity and irreverence. This coarseness is however washed by a meticulous formal treatment both used in drawing and photography. Identity disorder, semiotic chaos and allegory of excess...it's on these tracks that wander my performances, videos, photographs, drawings and installations.