Born 31 years ago in Roubaix, Quentin Carnaille has quickly become a force on the art scene in the north of France.
Formerly an architecture student, Carnaille has always been fascinated by how things function. His earliest works were influenced by clockwork mechanisms, which he diverted from their primary use to create jewellery and accessories. He would soon move on to making sculptures and larger works with the same aesthetic and inspiration.
Contemporaneity and futuristic ideas have informed Carnaille’swork from the start, with him building on his initial focus on mankind’s past and origins.
There is a metaphysical dimension to his work as well as a real reflection on art history. Indeed, the artist reinterprets some classics of Western art, offering a new perspective. For example, his anthropomorphic sculptures reference Giacometti while being quintessentially Quentin Carnaille. In this regard, postmodernism permeates certain works by Carnaille. This approach is enhanced by the concepts of readymades and found objects.