Born in 1985
Lives and works in Paris

A key figure in the new French contemporary art scene, Léo Dorfner has invented a new pictorial vocabulary that is immediately recognizable, particularly in his unique approach to watercolor: he puts his classical and virtuoso technique at the service of a contemporary iconography.

Because by dint of proliferation, images have today lost their roughness, becoming as smooth as the virtual space of their distribution, Leo Dorfner proposes a punk reading that disturbs the too chaste interpretations. His reappropriation of media representations, advertising icons, snippets of everyday life and visual memes draws a rock mythology of the contemporary as incredulous as it is undisciplined.

Text by Florent Gaité