Anouk Rabot was born in 1996 and enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 2013. Her work consisting of drawings, engravings, volume pieces, and videos, which were developed in the studios headed by Jean-Michel Alberola and Aurélie Pagès, culminated in a diploma from the École des Beaux-Arts in June 2017 after three years of study.
In her drawings and engravings, Anouk launches time and form, matter and color into orbit. The system of illuminated black boxes inspired by dioramas is the fruit of the intuitive thought and experimentation process which she pursued in 2016-2017 and which she wanted to rework for an illuminated Nativity story. Anouk collaborates with Max Coulon, with whom she devised the crib project for the St. Eustache Church.
Born in Strasbourg in 1994, Max Coulon, who is of Franco-German origin, started to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in 2014. He spent two years working in James Rielly’s studio, before moving onto the studios of Dominique Figarella and Pascal Aumaitre.
“I share my living space with a huge number of objects, an army of forms which overrun the studio, my apartment, and the cellar. I extract pieces from this collection to compose my installations. My installations graft themselves onto spaces, playing with their volumes, materials and colors. They are sorts of sculptures in situ which try to initiate a dialogue with the environment which witnesses their birth. Every medium – from construction, to carving, photography, painting, writing, video, performance and ready-mades – offers an opportunity to present a spatial system, the subjective reflection of a relationship with the world.”