Apparition des figures standards brings together original drawings, animation film, prints and sound art. The face, understood as the image par excellence, is multiplied into a set of pictographic signs, as so many funny expressions or expressive types. These figures live alternately in the regime of the fixed image and in that of the animated image, which are given temporally in the films and spatially in the drawings. They are constantly being reincarnated on three supports: scroll, screen and book. Four main figures emerge from a vast corpus; their original forms are repeated, recomposed over time and broken-down in movement. The standard figures look like emojis, “facial” signs in instant messaging whose production and use are now global, and which tend to constitute, imperfectly, a universal iconic language; but they distance themselves from it in that their vibrations and metamorphoses free them from a limited grammar of emotions: these images exist for themselves. The figure, as form, but also as figura, face, becomes an icon, which we look at and which looks out at us, a surface through which the eye accedes to something invisible, the mystery of the human presence in any image.
Guillaume Vallée, Estelle Chauvard, Simon Gérard, Béatrice Guillier, Louise Jottreau, Guillaume Laugé, Hadrien Téqui, the Jonas Mekas and André S. Labarthe cohorts, my parents, my sister and my brothers.
Marin Martinie, born in 1994, is an animation film director and comic book author, currently a student-artist at Le Fresnoy and a PhD student at the University of Lille. He is a graduate of the Estienne (2014) and of the Arts Déco schools in Paris (2018). His practice mixes animated film, drawing and publishing. In his work, he seeks to graphically and narratively deconstruct the classic forms of the visual arts, particularly in the fields of comics and animated film. His works include Zambo zambo (2016), Template Message (2018) and Apparition des figures standards (2020). He lives and works in Paris.
2014-2018: Diplôme de l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris spécialité cinéma d’animation, félicitations du jury
2012-2014: Diplôme des Métiers d’Arts option Illustration à l’École Estienne, mention « excellent »
2011-2012: Mise à niveau en Arts Appliqués à l’École Estienne
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains