ART & DESIGN
Based between Paris and Amsterdam, Alexis Bondoux and Romain Coppin form Messgewand. Their entire production is like a vast field of research located in a narrow interstice between art and design, between image and materiality between abstraction and figuration. Aesthetic ambiguity is at the heart of this idea of in-between, in the image of oscillating pieces between “functional sculptures” and “sculptural objects / furniture”. They question the process of creation and production of the object design by messing up the established steps (think the piece by making it, draw once the piece produced).
The object can become an image, a painting, a sculpture, the main accessory of a clip, or a performance, nothing is never determined in advance but everything is built as and when in a total improvisation and without final goal predefined until, sometimes, use the functionality as a simple pretext.
The traditional pattern of design in the sense of designing according to a plan, an intention or a design is then no longer respected. Functional sculpture can be produced in series when the sculptural object can become a unique piece. They seek to make their objects undecided.
Their production has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and collaborations such as Novembre Magazine, CamperLab Paris, KruxAmsterdam, ISOamsterdam, Fracas gallery Brussels, Ultratatane, Hyperalliance, Panteros Media Galaxy, Biennale de design graphique Chaumont, Fanfare Amsterdam, Ravisius Textor, NXS World, De School, Le Trouble, Lente Kabinet, Jonald Dudd New York.