ROD and the Domestic Partner
" Fragmentation Art "
A mixed art, a cluster bomb
A mixed world between reality and fantacy
• In armament, a cluster bomb is an aerial bomb of simple design that explodes before reaching its target, scattering thousands of shrapnel that spread in random or precise directions, depending on the wanted effect.
In Art, the sharp manipulator of this bomb is ROD.
• It was in Thailand that Rod experimented with the art of "Fragmentation". In constant search of living and dead substances, Rod practices coming together to weave stories through his spectacular installations. His wall sculptures take on the appearance of sometimes dense, sometimes minimalist patchworks, leaving neither the eye nor the heart indifferent.
• The process of Fragmentation gives ROD many possibilities to create, taking into consideration of art, wall architecture, resin art, design, photography, mixed-media and painting without limit. It is a photographical, graphic, conceptual and intellectual work based on a very simple process. ROD captures, fragments then mixes and gathers several powerful images to recompose a pixilated, structured and excessive whole that invades and takes over the space as well as the mesmerized spectator.
• The final composition, voluminous and aerial, invading, pierced by light, is a reference to the cellular structure; which makes sense since with Fragmentation, ROD dissects and reconstitutes to better denounce them the visions of society or humanity (pain, injustice, famine...) that cause him a physical, gut reaction.
1977 - Born in Quimper, France
1999 - Master of Fine Arts in Rennes, France
2000-2007 - Works as set designer in Paris for multiple TV shows, advertisings and movies
2004 - Starts to work as artist
THE DOMESTIC PARTNER:
1979 - Born in Parma, Italy
2005 - Degree in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan 2004-2015 - works as architect in Italy and France 2013 - meets Rod
Art Thema HéYī is the exclusive gallery in Belgium representing permanently.
Our major exhibitions in 2021:
2021: "Timeless", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2021: "Art Exhibition for the Hommage of René Julien", Ramatuelle, France
2021: Art Up Lille, Lille, France
2021: "Blooming", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2020: Art Central, online viewing room, Hong-Kong
2019: Solo show at Galleria Rizomi (Parma, Italy) - Scope Art Fair Miami, U.S.A.
2016: Move to Bangkok, Thailand. Rod starts a long period of creation and experimentation on new technics and artistic forms.
2013: Bartoux Gallery, Art Elysées Gallery, Paris, France
Fall Fair, Champs Elysées, Paris, France
2012 Les Hivernales, Montreuil, France
2012: Art Jingle Gallery, Paris, France
2012: David Pluskwa Gallery, Marseille, France
2011: MAC 2000, Paris, France
2009: Art Paris, Espace Champerret, Paris, France
2009: Art Jingle Gallery, Paris, France
2008: Art and You Gallery, Paris, France
2007: Art Partner Gallery, Paris, France
2006: Damien B Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2006: Art Miami Fair, Miami, U.S.A.
2006: Arludik Gallery, Paris, France