Guy Limone - According to a UN specialised report, half of the 80 tons of cocain-base, which enter territory of Brasil, are consumed in the country, 2009 (detail)

Guy Limone

August 2, 2013

A French contemporary artist, Guy Limone has tirelessly strived for twenty-five years to anchor banality of everyday life into extraordinary creations. In his practice, he plays with words, with figures, with shapes, with colors, with meaning, as well as the nonsense, the order and the disorder of the world.

Born in Villefranche, sur Sâone France, Limone currently lives and works in Marseille, France. He exhibited all around the world, including venues such as Galerie Perrotin, Paris, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan, Carri Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA, Musée d'art contemporain, Grenoble, France, Galerie Guy Bartschi, Geneva, Switzerland, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Galerie Athanor, Marseille.

Minimalist and monochromatic at first glance, Limone's works are actually centered on obsessions with demographics and statistics, color and categorization, and miniatures. Working with arbitrary statistics such as “160 out of 1000 Americans own a passport,” he creates 3D infographics that visualize this data, using tiny, hand-painted plastic figurines, strung together or arranged in intricate tabletop tableaux. He also works with neon lights and creates collages that mix images of famous artworks with fragments from mass media.

Featured image: Guy Limone - According to a UN specialised report, half of the 80 tons of cocaine-base, which enter territory of Brasil, are consumed in the country, 2009 (detail). 1000 Hand painted plastic figures (scale 1/87th) on a thread. 129 9/10 in. 330 cm. Photo courtesy Perrotin