Thibault Laget-Ro, artist painter, was born in 1976 in Tokyo. He now lives and works in Paris.
Thibault Laget-Ro was influenced during his career by artists such as Tom Wesselmane and developed a style around very colourful flat tints where he represents individuals without any indications of geographical, sociological or genomic belongings.
The subjects addressed in Thibault Laget-Ro’s painting are committed and confront us to a reality, a current event without imposing it on us. The artist’s research on exodus has led him throughout his career to deal with various world conflicts such as the war in Syria.
Following on from his work on the theme of exile, Thibault Laget-Ro undertook a series of paintings on canvas during his first residency at Jardin Rouge. « The Hondurans » recounts the recent march of migrants from Honduras to the United States against the denial of human rights. With bright flat tints of colour, Thibault Laget-Ro endeavours to represent characters without faces or with features hidden by masks. The dissonant palette of colours is striking; it counterbalances the deafening silence generated by the ambient immobility. Imposing, frozen, Thibault Laget-Ro’s anonymous silhouettes seem to act as omens of a gloomy generalized future.
Individual Expositions (selection)
Mons Suum II, Mix Contemporary Art Center, Mourenx, France
Pôle Culturel CHABRAN, La vie d’AMER, Draguignan, France
Le monde des enchantés, Jérome B gallery, Bordeaux, France
Portraits, Gallery 29, Evian, France
PANORAMA, de l’Exil à L’exode, DRAC Normandie, France
((Un) différent, Gallery of the Lycée Auguste et Louis Lumière, La Ciotat, France
Mons Suum, Chai Pierre and Bertrand Couly gallery , Chinon, France
Exode, Galerie Couteron, Paris, France
Collective Exhibitions (selection)
assage de l’art gallery, DRAC PACA, France
PyeongChang Biennale 2017, South Korea
Bernard Magrez Institute, « Never give up! », Bordeaux, France
34th Symposium of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Baie de Saint Paul, Canada
Passeport de… Beyrouth, Biennale de Paris, Beirut, Lebanon
DETAIS Gallery, « La vie de Château », Paris, France
Parcours de l’art, (In partnership with the FRAC PACA and the Yvan Lambert Foundation), Avignon, France
Prizes / Fellowships / Residence
Santa Fe Residence, New Mexico
Residency at the Musée d’art contemporain Baie Saint Paul, Canada