C'est la vie (That's Life)

Joachim Mogarra's artistic universe consists mainly of truly common objects of consumption: yoghurt pots, bottles, worn-out shoes, etc. Like an enlightened handyman with a knowledge of literature, he uses them to build small sets. With a constant touch of his own sense of humour, he uses these standard products to turn them into the leading characters of his stories.

Far from recycling, his art often plays with complex notions, such as imperfection, and makes us discover the secret poetry in certain elements of our existence. He himself defines his life as an artist as, "It is not so much a question of injecting the banal into art, but of being aware of how culture invades my everyday life."

Hilde Teerlinck


resume of the artist


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