Born in France in 1984, Geoffrey Planque is a multimedia visual artist. Planque’s universe is an expression of his Indo-French aesthetics that he formed through the study of Fine Arts, Sanskrit theatre and classical Indian dance. He studies the ritualistic approach of Indian treatises and their depiction of the divine image through his work.
He collects curios from around the globe, which are assembled into collages, sculptures and installations. He uses beading and needle work to embroider Wasli, silver nitrate photographs, found manuscripts into his narrative works that hang between fact and fiction.
The act of using portrait style photography acts as a catalyst for his imagination, as the suggestion of posing for the camera is hiding a lie within.
Working with paper as his primary medium, he treats it to stains, aging, natural dyeing, watercolor and stenciling. Through his sense of draftsmanship, he creates a layered and intriguing world of dreams and nightmares. His works are a window to escape and also to be found. Planque works out his studio’s in Udaipur (India) and Roubaix (France).