Lilian Bourgeat: Excès

 The objects of daily life and confrontations with unique situations form the basis of the French artist Lilian Bourgeat's work. His objects,
"hyperrealists" are much larger than reality, thus the line between functionality and proportion becomes very thin. Bourgeat realises a giant tape measure on which each millimetre equals one centimetre, PVC cups of 40 cm in height that one can drink with, push-pins on cork panels 36 cm in diameter and boots, 3 metres in height. By blurring reference marks, Lilian Bourgeat distorts the perception of not only the objects themselves, but also the space where they are installed. Focusing on the ties between art and the world, via the relationship of representation and perception, he questions our comprehension of reality and disturbs the natural process by which we understand the world around us.