Artist of the Collection

Mélanie Blaison

Born in 1981 at Nancy France

Mélanie Blaison has made paper her material of choice. She creates landscapes inspired by the diversity and history of the sheets of paper she finds during her wanderings. This material has a special status in her artistic production. It is its very availability, as well as the circumstances of its discovery, that allow her to find the starting points of her creations. Used, torn, sometimes archival papers, found in places of passage, departure or arrival (pavements, paths, gardens, corridors, etc.) determine her inspiration. Combining them allows her to represent themes as varied as daily life and travel. The evocative capacity of these papers and the documentation of their history give meaning to their arrangement on the ground. Mélanie Blaison is particularly interested in the relationships suggested by the context of their discovery: “I sometimes favour found and donated papers over purchased papers,” she declared in 2015.

Born in 1981 in Nancy (France), Mélanie Blaison graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2009. She lives and works in Paris (France).

In the Collection