ENDANGERED: Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018 Submission.
This series of beading on velvet is a tribute to the first love of the artist: the underwater world. With these works, Alexis testifies the beauty of this universe and criticizes the precariousness in which he finds himself. Using the repetition of the fish and the organization, the artist evokes the agony of the oceans by the hand of the man. The seductive and even glamorous aesthetic of the scenes is a reminder of the beauty of this world that is being destroyed. The flakes that cover the fish give movement to the whole when the light is reflected. Also, it seems that fish perform a kind of dance by their organization. The title refers to the motif "danse macabre" popular in the Middle Ages. This motif illustrated an imminent death but also the equality of all in death. In the context of this work the artist tells us; the death of the oceans is our death.
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