A self-taught artist born in 1976, Jean-Philippe Lagouarde designed and built a studio in his Parisian flat. A three by two metre volume open to the outside. Installed in this structure, which he thought of as a work in its own right, he moves around in this restricted space to create works relating to contiguity.
My work responds to the notion of the prior. I make my creative process visible. Before the work, there is what inspires it, what it is impregnated with to produce it. This system stages a reality where creation is reduced to a simple intention.
In this process, the different mediums create an interaction independently of me, and as the work progresses, I discover the work by renouncing its composition.
I am a spectator making a choice of viewpoint. My approach is similar to a walk under the influence of an environment, an immersion.