Fabrice Hyber (b. 1961) is one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation. Interested in the concepts of the rhizome, proliferation and transformation, he attempts to convey a thought in the act of being born. A creative energy that proceeds from movement, displacement, discrepancy and drifting emanates from his hybrid works, made from a variety of materials and mediums.
At the Palais de Tokyo, Fabrice Hyber creates a mental spa with two paths through it, one active, the other contemplative, offering a reconstruction of our physical and virtual landscapes. It takes only a simple square ball or the change in scale of a primary material to modify our point of view.
An elevated footbridge, an imaginary line that connects the works with each other, allows a real passage through time, putting earlier and more recent works into perspective.
As they make their way, viewers are invited to superimpose the past on the present, memory on recollection, the work on its resurgences, so elaborating new forms of stories, new systems of interpretation. An actual walk in which our points of reference are redefined, the exhibition matches this definition by Gilles Deleuze: “An escape into the imagination or art means producing reality, creating life.”
Fabrice Hyber is coming back with the opening of several major solo exhibitions in autumn 2012. This season ushered in by the Palais de Tokyo on September 28, 2012 will continue at the Fondation Maeght with a retrospective devoted to homeopathic paintings ‘‘Essential (Homeopatics Paintings)’’ from October 06, 2012 to January 14, 2013, at the Mac-Val with the exhibition «Prototypes d’Objets en Fonctionnement» from October 20, but also at the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with the Manufacture de Sèvres.