Christian Doyen, born in Metz in 1975, lives and works in Montmartre, Paris. Early on, he was impressed by a Dada retrospective, particularly Kurt Schwitters’ first collages, which made him want to create some of his own.
As a child, he would always draw large cities and it is mainly this theme that emerged thanks to his books on architecture. Imaginary cities emerged from real cities. The artist has also created colorful collages from posters that he tore off the walls of the Paris metro. The different layers reveal new patterns.
The last few years, Christian Doyen has been creating lamps out of plexiglass, inspired by the paintings of Mondrian. The creation process consists in cutting plates of white translucent plexiglass to form the cubic structure of the lamp by gluing together four rectangular boards. The colors are applied to the inner part to convey tranquility and peace.