Dessins dans le bus

SET Espai d’Art
Exposition individuelle Anomalías
Valence, Espagne
15 septembre – 11 novembre 2017

Cherchant toujours à m’échapper de la commodité de l’atelier, j’ai fait des dessins assis à l’intérieur des autobus de la ville de Valence. J’ai reproduit 12 fois la même composition durant 12 trajets sur différentes lignes urbaines. Chaque imperfection sur les dessins est le fruit des gènes occasionnées par les mouvements du trajet. Non seulement je n’avais pas le contrôle absolu de mon dessin, mais je ne contrôlais pas non plus où m’emmenait l’expérience ; en relevant la tête à la fin de chaque dessin, dans presque tous les cas, j’étais complètement perdu.

Pierres peintes

SET Espai d’Art
Exposition individuelle Anomalías
Valence, Espagne
15 septembre – 11 novembre 2017

J’ai cherché des pierres dans les rues aux alentours de la galerie. J’ai réussi à en trouver 14. Pour chaque pierre, j’ai soigneusement noté le lieu où elle a été trouvée. J’ai emmené toutes les pierres dans l’atelier et je les ai peintes avec trois couches de trois couleurs différentes. Ensuite, j’ai ramené chaque pierre à l’endroit où elle a été trouvée et je l’ai promenée à coups de pied dans les rues de la ville jusqu’à ce qu’elle franchisse le pas de la porte de la galerie.


Boîte éditée par Underdogs. Contient 5 lamelles de différentes couleurs pouvant être tournées et réordonnées. Permet la création d’une infinité de combinaisons.

Édition de 14, signées et numérotées ; feuilles de papier cartonné recouvertes de vinyl mate et découpées, 5 couches montées dans une boîte en bois. 42,5 x 33 cm.

650 Euros, frais de port inclus

En vente exclusivement sur la boutique online de Underdogs:

Modo n.º14

Peinture générative
Bâtiment HLM “Les Lilas”
Langres, France 11/2016

Projet sélectionné dans le cadre de l’appel à projet 2016 sur l’Art Urbain du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Production : Le Chien à Plumes

Merci à Benjamin Venck, Le Chien à Plumes, Naps et le bailleur social Hamaris.
Photos par Benjamin Venck et Eltono.


Festival Milestone
Gérone, Espagne
Septembre 2016

Projet en collaboration avec Nuria Mora.

15 sculptures cinétiques installées dans la rivière Ter utilisant le courant pour générer le mouvement.

Photos de Miguel Water, Nuria Mora et Eltono.
Un grand merci à Dani pour son aide inestimable.

Modo n.º6

Peinture participative et générative
EACC, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Castellon
Castellon, Espagne 10/2016

5 jours et 43 participants – projet commissionné par Pascual Arnal pour le EACC avec la collaboration de l’école d’Art i Superior de Disseny et des lycées La Plana de Castellon et el Broch i Llop de Villareal.

Photos par Pascual Arnal et Eltono.

Journal de promenades

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Ongoing project
November 2013 – today

The Promenades Project is about walking, observation and spontaneity. It’s about wandering in the city with no pressure, no time limit, no goal apart from walking and enjoying it. It’s about walking with total freedom of time and space to be able to do all that things that you always want to do but you don’t because you have no time. It’s about moving crosscurrent in the city with time for contemplation to be able to observe details that most people don’t notice.



Rule #1: Walk and, if possible, create something on the way.
Rule #2: Only use material found during the walk – the only material I allow myself to bring is for
documentation (notebook, phone, camera) and a bag.
Rule #3: Only execute ideas created during the walk – or a predecessor walk.
Rule #4: Enjoy the walk.

This journal is a straight chronological transcription of what happened during each walk.

Muban – Expérience de dérive urbaine

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Muban (木板, “wood board” in Chinese)
Urban drift experiment with wooden boards
Beijing, China 2011 – 2013

Muban is an experiment about movement and material recuperation. Since I moved to China, I have been observing how people constantly recycle everything – from cardboard boxes and plastic bottles to bricks, doors and windows from demolished buildings. These materials are immediately collected and sold by the kilo or directly reused. I wanted to see what would happen if I threw my own material out onto the street. where would it end up? How would it be used? I bought some thin plywood boards, and had them cut (81 x 61 cm). On either side of each board I painted white shapes to be able to spot them easily. Each board was given a slightly different design so I could differentiate and follow them. Then, I left them in the street and waited to see what would happen.

Muban A, Caijing donglu


One day on my way to my daily Chinese classes, I found a shortcut passing through a “hutong” neighborhood. I found it so interesting, compared with the rest of the over-urbanized area around, that I decided to pass through there everyday. The people living there were very kind, always smiling and open to communication. I decided to do the first Muban experiment in this neighborhood because it was quite small, had one story homes and very few residents lived there. Furthermore, as I was walking or biking through it everyday, I would be able to observe the pieces and how they moved twice a day. I prepared the first nine Mubans in my studio and one night, I deposited them around the tiny hutong streets. I distributed the boards into four sets: one containing three boards and the other three containing two. They disappeared very fast and, only once (18 days later), was I able to see a set of two boards (A6 and A7) reappear again in an adjacent street before it was completely gone. I abandoned the nine boards in November of 2011 and I continued to observe until the summer of 2012. Today this neighborhood is almost completely gone. Most of the people have lost their homes and have been forced to move somewhere else in order to build more towers and skyscrapers.

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Muban A1, A4 and A5:

Muban A2 and A9:

Muban A3 and A8:

Muban A6 and A7:

This is how this hutong neighborhood looks today (June 2013). In almost every picture you can see some tall buildings surrounding the area – this is what they’ve planned to build here, more towers, once the last residents have been kicked out.

Muban B, Chengfulu


Things got a little bit better with the second experiment, I got a couple of very interesting results and I was able to draw a map of the movements. I painted nine boards again and I deposited them, one by one this time, in a small residential area very close to my house. Since then, I have walked around or biked through this neighborhood almost everyday trying to spot the boards. After so many hours observing and looking for the white geometric designs, I developed a new ability and was able to detect them quite easily.

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The records of Muban B1 to B9 are presented in chronological order.

Muban B1:

Muban B2:

Muban B3:

Muban B5:

Muban B4:

Muban B9:

Muban B8:

Muban B6:

Muban B7:

Eltono Muban B map

I learned many interesting things while doing the Muban project such as how to be discreet to avoid ruining the experience, how to appear lost when you know exactly where you are going and a variety of interesting habits and quirky personality traits belonging to the Beijingers who live in these communities. This experiment is an ongoing project. The pieces must be observed for a very long time so it’s not an easy project to start just anywhere. I’m looking forward to continuing with it and I hope to be able to report more results. If by any chance, any of the above listed Mubans reappear, I’ll post the update here.