When pressured to disclose the sources of his idiosyncratic work, French artist Fabrice Hyber likes to invoke what he calls “the enormous reservoir of the possible”; his interests revolve primarily around the power of art to give rise, shape and form to a potentially endless network of relationship between concepts, ideas, images, objects, signs, thoughts – art as one particular form of materializing the immaterial.
The Moscow biennial will be a moment of experimentation to find new ways of communication between east and west, raw material and culture. Crude Oil moves on paper all the time, it is never fixed. What if it was the same with boundaries and borders? What would be the collateral effects? A mix of languages, sounds, phonetics; finding new ways of having no limits…
Crude oil is a material we know of, but of which we see only the derivatives such as gasoline or plastic. It’s a source that is physically hard to access. Fabrice Hyber has been making drawings with it for some time. During the Moscow biennial he draws portraits of all participants and visitors in different kinds of crude oil from Dagestan on paper during ten days, displaying an ever growing gallery of people.
Credits (c)image: M HKA