The Scale (2019) is a physical representation of body dysmorphia. As one art critic once noted: “Oh dear, this is my worst nightmare come to life”. Undoubtedly, you don’t need to struggle with your weight nor weight stigma to get an uneasy feeling from this readymade. In this piece, the artist expresses his own struggle with weight stigma, body image and his own personal views on being “fat”. De Bretagne invites us all to explore our own fears and insecurities.
A skull that aims to remind us of our inevitable demise. “Memento Mori” – a latin phrase, begs for the acknowledgement of death. The artist draws inspiration, on this occasion, from eastern philosophy and religion to emphasise the point that death should be contemplated in the present and not feared.
The readymade offers a glimpse inside the head of someone struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. It offers a perspective into the kind of thoughts our mind produces when we are struggling with these mental health challenges.
The artist often creates abstract paintings and other works of art, separately from his metier, conceptual art. Here you will find all their works, including sold or otherwise not available pieces.