Flooded Vault , 2016. Installation: 3 films HD animated, color, silent, 24 min. 48 sec. silverprinted. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Why did you choose the basement at the Marian Goodman Gallery for this exhibition?
The basement and the ceiling of the gallery, where the video installation is being shown, were an obvious choice. These places echo the postcards featuring the Paris floods but also other images that I’ve caught. I’m thinking for example of the swimming pool image from David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive. The water becomes a source of light in the heart of the painting.
Has water always been important in your work?
I was raised by the water’s edge. So I would say that I’m the kind of person who falls into depression when I’m not near it (laughs). The ideas that come with water, fluidity, movement, absence of form are all a natural part of my work. In my paintings, just like with my videos, the feeling that things have yet to take shape is very significant. There’s always something still moving. An energy at work…
Inondé by Matt Saunders, Marian Goodman Gallery, 79 rue du Temple, Paris 3rd. Until June 4th.
Interview by Thibaut Wychowanok