Responding to key events that shaped modern culture, Batista and de Seguin challenge the traditional boundaries of art. In a globally influential, culturally diverse and technologically developing world, Helder Batista and Gaetan de Seguin focus on a diverse and changing cultural landscape of identities, values, and beliefs.
Helder Batista (b. 1964, Paris, France), a self-taught artist who works primarily in the sculptural environment, describes the origin of his artistic career as an epiphany. Intrigued by the complexity and potential of everyday objects, Batista discovered that his “found” objects could function as a support, environment and subject, or as independent finished works of art.
The last creative cycle of the French artist Gaetan de Seguin (born 1971, Montpellier, France) "J + ...." is a reaction to the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which occurred in January 2015. de Seguin explains: “I immediately wanted my characters to come together and spread across the canvas. Crowds. Whether they are dense or scattered, joyous, modest, quiet or roaring, moving or unpleasant, etc. Their appearance does not matter. It is a combination of their beliefs and sets the whole group. "