Flavien Demarigny a.k.a. Mambo / 1969 / Franco-Hungarian born in Santiago du Chili / Usa
His work is figurative and currently reflects modern society’s icons, well-known visual codes, pictograms and so on. He uses the popular imagery that the media and consumer society convey and has honed the visual identity’s myriad forms into his own style - then added his own codes.
The instantly-recognisable clues he peppers around his work tie in with our culture’s memory. Mambo sees his creations as reflections of the world: they are overwhelmed by an overdose of information, and they raise questions. But the critical eye on the modern world is only part of the picture: there is still something lyrical about his takes; and that hallmark humour-dotted poetry.
© Speerstra Gallery / Mambo - Flavien Demarigny