Paumier’s work develops an object-based consideration on the singularity of consumption products into the field of contemporary art. His body of work mainly consists in sculptures and installations. Light as a substance and powerful symbol also plays an important role in his art. His work refers to Marcel Duchamp’s concept of ready-made, but diverges from it at the same time by his means of expression and the way he combines elements. Paumier uses common objects chosen for their deep inner qualities. They all are direct products from our consumer society and are therefore selected, to emphasize as a counterweight their hidden aesthetic and conceptual potential.
The negation of the use-value should allow one to consider the primary qualities of one given object: form, color, texture…By taking distance from its practical aspect one could possibly pay more attention to its poetical content and subtle eloquence. Contemporary art often questions mass production and consumerism in terms of radical sociological criticism. Paumier’s work proposes to examine the object on another level, and establish a more intuitive contact with it. Breaking the object’s obviousness should allow the viewer to refresh his look on it and give rise to new mental associations.www.paumier.weebly.com