Birdy Tg is a French multimedia artist (photographer, painter, sculptor), writer (novelist, philosophical essayist, poet) and music author/composer. Passionate from his younger age by Art in any of its forms, beside Literature and Art studies, he has also become a Doctor of Science. A quite unusual career path lea… Read More
Birdy Tg is a French multimedia artist (photographer, painter, sculptor), writer (novelist, philosophical essayist, poet) and music author/composer. Passionate from his younger age by Art in any of its forms, beside Literature and Art studies, he has also become a Doctor of Science. A quite unusual career path leading to an atypical body of Art. Birdy Tg is, first of all, a storyteller and a philosopher.
Birdy Tg uses his numerous skills, each its turn according to what he wants to emotionally express into the best way, each skill being complementary of the other and never a repetition of another. He never uses Visual Art as a simple illustration of his novels or his music (and vice versa) but as an allegorical enhancement to go further and deeper into the artistic purpose. Birdy Tg peculiarly loves the symbiosis and the synergy it brings so, helping him in his constant quest of a renewal of the 19th century Total Art Concept.
Art critics describe Birdy Tg 's art as conceptual, philosophical, narrative, allegorical, oneiric, romantic, symbolic and encoded. His artworks often question on human nature and its weaknesses, human soul and its emotions, and on the great mysteries that man has always had to face through history, art, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion and science.
In his visual works, Birdy Tg much often uses photography in a non-conventional manner. He mostly uses photography pixels as a painter works on his canvas with pigments and brushes. Moreover, he often gladly mixes painting, drawing, and photography altogether.
His artistic goal is to recreate the splendour of the detail, the keen eye for it, the exuberance of keys and codes that made the great days of Classical Painting, but in a very contemporary expression, using all of the latest photography technologies and including new ones he patiently invents and develops. He certainly masters any kind of photography technics, from silver to numeric, from fashion runways to studio portraits, outside landscapes to architecture, from raw street shots to very specialized collage compositions.
His favourite visual expression and skill are very large format mixed media complex frescoes in which he can include up to several thousands of single photographs together and require up to 6 full months of constant work for a single artwork, making his collage technic one of the most unique and achieved in the world. Birdy Tg ’s work requires a lot of time for its preparation and all the necessary preparatory shots, but even more for its implementation and finalization. Everything must be perfectly planned from the very beginning. There is no accident in his art. This is how he can create virtual sceneries made of thousands of small realities and make them becoming an evident ever-existing truth.
His very large formats lead the viewer inside his personal universe, into a full-immersion experience, and involve the viewer into a true treasure hunt thanks to the numerous encoded details. With the help of all the clues, evidence and artistic references inside his artworks, Birdy Tg leads the audience to become true actors involved into the search then to take a stand about the underlying philosophical problematic he submits.
Escaping from all traditional classifications, far from what is usually given to see in the nowadays tidal wave of images, Birdy Tg’ s unique style can easily be recognized at once. This is of course a very intellectual body of work, with many different layers of lecture, from the first aesthetic level up to the most hermetic one, in which everyone, from children to art aesthetes and specialists, can easily find his own pleasure and interest.
Sandrine Gulian – Official biographer of the artist Read Less