A French artist based in Tokyo since 2007 and whose heroes range from Rabelais to Tex Avery and Orlando Furioso to Super Mario, Nicolas Buffe is the creator of a multifaceted and multidisciplinary universe mixing erudite and popular culture.
Born in 1978, he was part of a generation naturally marked by Japanese culture, developing from childhood a passion for Anime, Tokusatsu, Japanese manga and Video games. Throughout his studies he adds to these references classical works of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, such as Poliphilo’s Hypnerotomachia. This fusion of narrative and visual influence is omnipresent in his work, mostly based on the humanist notion of Serio Ludere or playing seriously.
Shoot’em up, 2018
Necklace – Sèvres porcelain, gold, enamel, onyx, quartz
10.5 x 10 cm
Edition of 10 (co-edition MiniMasterpiece and Manufacture de Sèvres)
Coll. Diane Venet