Hippolyte Hentgen (France)

Hippolyte Hentgen is a duo of artists, composed of Gaëlle Hippolyte and Lina Hentgen. Gathered under this fictitious name thought as a sphere of sharing and a tool of distancing of the notion of author, the two artists explore a territory of research mainly directed towards the image. If their practice is anchored in drawing, they also venture into other fields of representation, such as performance, set design, film and sculpture. By appropriating the codes of comics and press cartoons, they multiply the tones and references and revive a mass visual culture by sliding and grafting. Drawing from art history as well as from popular culture, they seize iconic images inscribed in the collective memory and restore them in an immense protean and composite collage of great stylistic freedom.