Flore Mycek lives and works in London, UK
She graduated from her BFA in 2017 at the ENSBA Lyon, France
Flore works on installations combining sculptures, ready-mades and drawings.
She uses language as a humorous posture feeding on rhetoric constructions she applies to her sculpture work as a way of triggering the fantasised but somehow absurd relationship we entertain with objects.
She uses translation as a literal methodology and field of research expanding visually in a dialogue between her drawings and sculptures.
Flore draws her inspiration from comic strips and more widely from fiction, investigating the idea of personas to work on her displays as a way to turn ready-mades into props for her twisted narratives.
She recently started to include performative readings of her writings in her installations as a way to embody and trigger satire, masquerade and staging.
Quelqu'un d'autre t'aimera, Minimarket Perrache, Lyon, FR at the occasion of Lyon's 15th Art Contemporary Biennale, curation Armando Andrade Tudela, François Aubart, Heloise Colrat, Mona Pouillon & Thil-ly Vossier, September/January 2020
Incidental People, group show, Flat Time House, London, UK
Petting Zoo, group show, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK curation Sally Hackett, Pablo Rodriguez & Katarina Sylvan
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Le Pays ou Tout est Permis, Sophie Podolski at Villa Vassiliev, Paris, FR group intervention in response to the show April 2018
Cafe MODELO, avant-gardes lyonnaises, renouveau et decadence, Cafe de La Cloche, Lyon, FR, group show, proposed by Armando Andrade Tudela & Nicolas Chardon
120 Minutes, Refectoire des Nonnes, group show Lyon, FR
I found myself working differently over the past months, looking for a way to re-enact the installation that I wanted to propose for a physical display.
So I selected different pieces of work which come together digitally as fragments in favour of a narrative.
Digestive biscuits became a recurrent motif in my latest works, representing both a fantasised representation of the British culture, and a casual part of my diet.
The sweetness and dryness treats that represent biscuits have appeared as an interesting art material. Industrially produced and distributed worldwide they also render a contrasted pleasure, a dehydrated tongue, and a lot of disillusionments.
For this proposition I decided to engage in a dialogue with Pierre, a fictional character I created and put with different pieces I gathered, as a way to both embody and expand a diary of routine, when interaction with humans and objects was strangely being both overly distanciated and performative during lockdown, including buying biscuits supplies at the local store.