John Cornu is a French artist, born in 1976, who proposes an aesthetics inherited from Minimalism and modernism (monochromes, seriality, modularity), while at the same time involving a strong relation to the context (historical, architectural, societal) and a form of contemporary romanticism (a predisposition for wear and tear, blindness, violence and destruction).
With his interest in themes such as the modern ruin, coercive systems, logical systems of power, and the passage of time, the artist introduces into his works an atmosphere that is at once poetic and uncompromising.
Be they sculptural, or involving performance or installation, these latter interweave a set of paradoxical sources, and involve a whole host of meanings and readings.