François Trézin (born in 1982 in Valréas, France) has been living in Shanghai since 2007. He first studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts before becoming a photographer’s assistant in several countries including Japan, where he developed a personal approach to the medium. Between photography and installation, his artworks tend to focus on objects while questioning their function and aesthetic.
Throughout his various series, such as Shanghai Parks (2008), A sculpture a day keep doctor away (2009 onwards), Moins que l’infini (2010), Hubei (2010), Villa Pan (2010), Rock Speaker (2011), Frfr Bazaar (2011), Trézin explores the peculiar relationships between the object and its surrounding, the object and the photographer. These places often embedded in historical meaning allow him to re-interpret his environment by turning lost and found items into ephemeral and fragile installations.
For more of this photographer’s work check out his website.
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