Acrymx (Michael Monney) is a French photographer who was primarily interested in emotions produced through the play of colors and shapes. He was born in 1977 in Melun. He lives and works in Paris. How did you get into art?
My grandfather was a painter and a sculptor, and I loved to hang around in his workshop. After completing a financial degree, I decided to focus on my passion for art.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
I’m essentially interested in abstraction, either geometrical or lyrical; in the sensitivity of what games of forms and colors can produce on human beings. These various abstractions are well established in painting and sculpture but are still emerging in contemporary photography even though photography has already revolutionized the world of painting, at its arrivals, by taking the lead in the representation of reality.
So, by means of the computing tools, I try to paint differently what the macro or scans have already transfigured, and I push into abstraction with the desire to obtain a result close to drawing or painting.How do you go about developing your work?
Free of all thoughts and protocol, my macro photographic approach concentrates on the manufacturing of images as well as on the perception by focusing on materials and light. This technic allows me to create palettes of patterns and colors which give me the most important elements to create my photographic or scanographic compositions.Who or what influences you?
My most constraint it’s to work in my apartment and turn it into a great asset. Each result is an immersive experience that enables me to move forward and regularly develop new series that can be totally unique and singular. And of course, masters of art like Kelly Ellsworth, Mark Rothko, Jacques Villon, Vasily Kandinsky, Gerhard Richter and Jackson Pollock.
Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?
I want to continue developing my creations in different media, such as textiles, wallpapers and handmade rugs.Learn more about the artist: