At the heart of the vegetable garden known as the Potager de la Cantine, Lilian Bourgeat adds his comic and allegorical vision of a garden farmer who forgot one of his tools after a hard day’s work: a pair of rubber boots.
Everyday subjects and encounters with unique situations form the heart of Lilian ourgeat’s work. His hyperrealist (yet larger-than-life) objects sit on the border separating functionality from excess.
Now a permanent fixture of Le Potager de la cantine, this pair of two neglected right-foot boots – three metres (10 feet) tall, size 2 000, and destined to live forever in the “invendu” (or “unsold”) bin – seem to have been left there by a green giant, inviting visitors to construct a new narrative of a contemporary tale.
LILIAN BOURGEAT WAS BORN IN 1970 IN SAINT-CLAUDE (FRANCE). HE LIVES AND WORKS IN DIJON.
HE IS REPRESENTED BY GALLERY LANGE + PULT, ZURICH (SWITZERLAND).
By the same artist, Mètre à ruban, rue La-Noue-Bras-de-Fer.
© PHILIPPE PIRON