nature and man merge to become one in ‘human nature’, an installation representing land artist, christophe guinet (AKA monsieur plant’s) surrealist concept of human evolution. the works, which see an uncanny depiction of a tree-man-like hybrid mark the opening of ‘the camp’, a futuristic open-air showroom and experimental garden where innovation and emerging technologies of the future are developed by its’ inhabitants in the heart of provence.

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mapping an imaginative trail in the wooded area of the camp, guinet narrates the absorption of human rights by nature. under the playful epithet of monsieur plant, he presents 5 productions, inspired by what ‘nature’ offers us; the serenity, by its calm and quiet; the way, that leads us on the right path; the patience, it teaches us to wait calmly such a cycle; the creation, with its power of regeneration and the contemplation and its meditative state of rest.

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the serenity

 

 

the artist’s affliction with nature developed as a teenager, where a passion for plants, especially the cultivation of orchids: attracted by their exacting needs and rewarded by the beauty and delicacy of their flowers, captured his attention. later on, his tastes evolved to urban cultures including skate, street art, fashion, demonstrated in the inclusion of nike trainers within the installation, offering the viewer accents of the artist’s personality. guinet acknowledges his craft as allowing him to realise what kind of world we live in, confronting worries of industrialisation, manipulation and how human thought has changed over time. 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom
the serenity

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom
the patience

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom
the way

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom
the contemplation

 

monsieur plant human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree designboom

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • actually, these in these manipulation the appearance evokes human — from the female to androgynous (or perhaps boyish – e.g. the worn out sneakers…), but the gender-evocative pseudonym “Mr.” Plant still brings forward the masculine aspect, in terms of subtly semiotic play…

    Ladislav Kubo says:

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