Hadrien de Corneillan and The realistic ruins of an unrealistic past

In his paintings, Hadrien de Corneillan investigates the relationship between man and his environment. He currently explores the industrial aftermath of the 1950s. Used to be a symbol of hopes and happiness based on progress and consumption, these factories and industrial sites are now obsolete and abandoned. Their ruins are the questions that our society must answer today.
Choosing black and white is an obvious aesthetic choice. By its apparent simplicity, this modern form of greyness is an invitation to silence and sensitivity. It is also a form of a poetic distance from reality.


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