Martin Huger: Mercurial

Somewhere between the highway flyovers of the Boulevard Périphérique and the A3, between the antithetical senses of primal words, between pirates hijacking luxury yachts and the bargaining of global corporations, between Kepler’s reasonable discovery of the moon’s gravitational impact on earth and the logic of dream, between trans-oceanic trade routes and the busy depths of the sea, between twin towers and twins of twin towers, between horizontal and vertical vectors of exchange and construction, a series of raft and tower-like structures began to emerge in the studio of Martin Huger, occupying the temporarily unoccupied twenty-ninth floor of one of the Mercuriales towers in eastern Paris.

Martin Huger (1987, Le Mans, lives and works in Paris) trained in graphic design both in France (ESAA Duperré, Paris) and in The Netherlands (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam). He went on to spend six years as part of the creative team at Vogue Paris before fully focusing on his artistic practice.