Experimental installations made from recycled plastic taken from street advertising by contemporary artist David Mesguich. From his background as a graffiti artist, Mesguich wanted to confront his past practice by questioning the concept of control of beings and spaces, visual pollution from advertising, contradictions from migration, people who are on the fence, and the passage from the concrete to mental world. These ephemeral sculptures are meant to degrade over time due to weather and other factors. His latest sculpture entitled Pressure 1.2 was installed on a train yard in Nantes.
After two weeks of construction interspersed with riots that I documented in Nantes, one morning I abandoned a 4m high sculpture in the enclosure of a train yard later returning the same evening to paint "user" on a freight car parked facing the sculpture. Early the next day, the train leaves putting an end to this ephemeral "mise en abime" whereas the carved woman remained to watch her hand pass through a fence until a storm destroyed it some days later.See more of David Mesguich's work on Behance or at his website.