Paul  Heintz

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Paul Heintz

Born in 1989 in Saint-Avold (France)

Paul Heintz, a graduate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Paris was born in 1989 in Saint-Avold (France). Paul Heintz explores a bizarre set of cases where what is real is largely imbued with fiction, and where expected behaviour also makes its impact felt. There is an inherent toxicity to imagination and fiction when they combine their approval of the social norm, as is the case with storytelling for example. From there, Paul Heintz enters the logic of fiction, takes it further and lets a redeeming current seep through.

His work invests objects, sound, video and installation and has been presented at contemporary art events such as Le Salon de Montrouge, Paris Nuit Blanche and Circulation(s), the festival of young European photography. He is currently living and working in Paris as well as in Lille in France, where he is a student at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains.