LÉO CAILLARD / French, born in 1985
Fascinated since childhood by science, astronomy, time and our relationship to it, Léo Caillard nurtures the desire to bring conceptual and artistic reflection to it. By resorting to anachronism and the natural curiosity it arouses, the artist leads the public to question the time, in the light of our past.
Léo Caillard lives and works in Paris. Graduated from the Gobelins in 2006, he left for the United States soon after to study the New York art scene.
In 2009, he began his first artistic projects around the notion of time. First of all on the theme of digital technology and our ephemeral relationship with the image. Two years later, he created his most relevant series, “Hispters in Stone”, in which he dressed up to date classical sculptures exhibited at the Louvre. The idea is to better understand the relationship of identification that can exist between these two eras, so different and yet so close on the scale of our civilization. Society is changing, but the great human questions remain. It is this conviction that is the very essence of Léo Caillard's works.
For the past three years, he has been increasingly interested in museum work and regularly participates in recognized institutional exhibitions.
In March 2018, he participated in the Classical Now exhibition at King's College London, alongside major artists such as Marc Quinn or Damien Hirst. There he dressed two monumental sculptures at the north entrance of King's College. He regularly exhibits his work in various exhibitions: at the MACM in Mougins, at the Saint Raymond museum in Toulouse (alongside Jeff Koons and Xu Zhen), at Castletown in Dublin, in Germany in Tubingen and in many other places to come in 2021.
In parallel to this, new works are emerging, essentially centered on marble sculpture, which he puts into dialogue with contemporary elements such as neon or augmented reality. A discourse between stone and light, presence and absence, the tangibility of marble and the immateriality of digital. A unique and singular way of observing our time on the scale of time.
2019 Saint Raymond Museum - Age of Classics
2018 Public Installation - Orly Airport
2018 Public Exhibition - Saint Quentin - France
2018 MACM - Museum of Antique Art of Mougins - France
2018 London King's College Public Installation - "Classical Now"
2017 National Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK, Krakow, Poland
2017 Gallery Adrien / Kavachnina, Solo Show, Paris, France
2016 Gallery Adrien / Kavachnina, Solo Show, Paris, France
2016 “In Museum”, Gallery 28 Matignon, Paris, France, March
2013 Fotofever Art Fair, victori contemporary, Paris, France, November
2012 “Miami Houses”, Latour Art space, Paris, France, June
2012 “Art Game”, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Exhibition, Paris, France, March
2011 Negatifplus Lab, June
2019 Tubingen Kunsthalle Germany - Comeback History (cover catalog)
2018 Christies Education - Event presentation - MTart
2018 Dublin Castletown "On a Pedestal" Exhibition
2017 YIA Artfair - Paris, France
2017 Art San Francisco & Art Busan South Korea
2016 FIAC Grand Palais - Casting workshops of the National Museums
2015 Group show, gallery Adrien / Kavachnina, Paris, France
2014 Group Show, Gallery 28 Matignon, Paris, France
2014 Art Wynwood 2014, Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL. February
2014 Group Show, Gallery Bacqueville, Bruxelles, Belgium
2014 SCOPE Basel 2014, Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland, June
2014 Art-up Artfair, Gallery Bacqueville, Bruxelles, Belgium
2013 SCOPE Basel
2013 Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland, June
2013 Aqua Art Miami
2013 Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL. December
2012 SCOPE Miami
2012 Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL, December
WRITTEN PRESS & TELEVISION
2018 Irish Times, “Art of the head: the portrait bust is having a moment
2018 Le Figaro, “Ancient statues dressed in hipster style”
2018 FAD Magazine, “French artist Léo Caillard dresses classical statues as hipsters above entrance to Bush House London”
2018 The Art Newspaper, From Hirst's Medusa to Quinn's marble bust: new London show explores how classical art inspires contemporary artists »
2018 Journal du Luxe, “Luxury 3.0 according to Léo Caillard”
2018 Going out in Paris, “Léo Caillard Exhibition at Bercy Village”
2018 Nice Matin, "In Mougins, classics re-dressed for spring"
2018 Telepgraph.com, “Civilizations shows the Greeks were as image obsessed as we are - but should we judge them? "
2017 The Florentine, “Six degrees of sculpting”
2017 Expressen, "Stenhårda hipsters ger de gamla grekerna nytt liv"
2017 Huffington Post, “French Photographer Leo Caillard Captures South Beach's Vibrant“ Miami Houses ””
2016 D.Repubblica.it, “Léo Caillard: the artist who jacket the statue”
2016 ZDF TV interview, Germany
2015 Cover of “Liberation” + 4 pages, France
2015 TV Interview Paris Première, France
2015 LCI TV interview, France
2014 Cover “Courrier International” + 6 pages, France
2013 Cover of “Archive Mag” + 6 pages, France
2013 Cover “Philosophie Magazine”, France
2013 Nouvel Obs, "Hipster in Stone": the photographer Léo Caillard dresses the statues "
2013 Business Insider France, "The Iconic Statues Of The Louvre, Reimagined As Hipsters"
2013 Daily Mail, "Rock 'n' stone: The classical statues turned into hipsters in fashionable Ray Bans, denim shirts and jeans"
2012 Interview TV DW on digital photographers, Germany
2012 LCI TV interview, “The young photographer of the month”, France
2012 “Beaux Arts”, “Statues” Series, France