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Kévin Bideaux is a visual artist and art researcher who has been involved for several years in an artialisation of his daily life that he calls "monochromatism". He colours everything around him with pink: pink clothes, pink hair, pink house, pink tattoos, etc.The artist thus begins a becoming-pink, appropriating the plastic and semiotic characteristics of colour, which provokes changes (physical, identity, social, etc.) in the most familiar data or relationships with the customary elements of his existence.

 

Around this monochromatic asceticism, he develops a protean practice that unfolds in a series of ambiguous images and objects. Kévin Bideaux takes a cynical look at contemporaneity, through the prism of his experience of marginality, the expression "seeing life in pink" taking on a completely different meaning in his work, which places the positive energy of colour in tension with more serious themes such as exclusion, erasure and illness. In particular, he highlights the "little stories" of subaltern communities by exhibiting the objects and rituals of intimacy, inviting us to rethink the imaginary constructed around otherness, without erasing its formal and symbolic particularities.  

 

Since 2016, he has also been conducting PhD research in art and gender studies at the University of Paris 8, apprehending the pink from the perspective of academic research. He focuses on the history and symbolism of pink, its uses in artistic, cultural, activist and scientific productions, and their articulation with gender, itself in relation to other systems of categorisation (sexuality, race, class, age).