EL PRADINO - Introduction

ABOUT

El Pradino is a French photographer artist born in 1985 with American and Norwegian roots. 


He tries through its semi-synthetic shots to anticipate what might be the great void of tomorrow. An urban space saturated with excessive ads, multinational logos, huge and soulless buildings. However, in this mess float some bits of the past that remind us of our identities (monuments, religious symbols) and multiple references to pop culture, even to « counterculture » in which the designer was immersed since childhood.


Pointing these hallucinated cities and the consumer society that serves as their base, El Pradino approaches - with its urban photomontages with plenty of details and paradoxes and his series « Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom » - to a certain form of protest both poetic and political, legacy of the Dadaists of the twentieth century who used photomontage to denounce and shock. Expanding its findings to public figures, he also presents some portraits of personalities who are emblematic of an era where everything is reusable and interchangeable despite them.


Text : Kalyan Mistry

urban mounting

NEW YORK VI, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
75x125cm or 24x40cm
NEW YORK VIII, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x80cm or 40x40cm
NEW YORK V, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
75x125cm or 24x40cm
BUDAPEST I, 2012
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x140cm or 28,58x40cm
BAD BELGRADE, 2010
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x100cm or 20x40cm
DUBAï I, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
69x120cm or 23x40cm
DEAUVILLE, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x125cm or 26x40cm
HEROES ON HOLIDAYS, 2008
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
75x100cm or 30x40cm

GOODBYE FREEDOM

THE STREET ART, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
104x106cm
URBAN NIGHT COHABITATION II, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
53x106cm
THE COFFIN OF THE CITY, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
68x106cm
BAD BELGRADE, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
63x106cm
BANGKOK II, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
65x106cm
BANGKOK I, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
75x106cm
BUDAPEST I, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
84,5x106cm
BUDAPEST II, THE COMMUNISTS, THE TERRORS, 2014
"Consumerism : Goodbye Freedom"
Photomontage laminated in a white
Shadow Box Frame
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
70x106cm

UNIQUE P

Assemblage and collage pasted on photography laminated on PVC in a Plexiglas Box
40x100x15cm
Assemblage and collage pasted on photography laminated on PVC in a Plexiglas Box
50x84x15cm
Assemblage and collage pasted on photography laminated on PVC in a Plexiglas Box
45x80x15cm

PERSONNALITES

JACK SPARROW, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
60x60cm ou 30x30cm
JOHN LENNON, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x80cm ou 40x40cm
MARTIN LUTHER KING & ROSA PARK, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
85x85cm ou 42,5x42,5cm
MANGA, 2011
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
70x80cm ou 35x40cm
MAO, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x80cm ou 40x40cm
MR. & MRS PITT, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
66x92cm ou 33x46cm
PROUD TO BE AMERICAN, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
60x60cm ou 30x30cm
PABLO RUIZ PICASSO, LIBéRé PAR SON ESPRIT, 2009
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
80x80cm ou 40x40cm

CO-AUTHOR

EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "DANS SA BULLE"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "T'AS PAS UNE CLOPE ?"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "QU'EST CE QUE JE FOU Là !"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "SUPERMAN ATTEND SES COPINES"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "QUOI MA GUEULE"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "PEACE & WAR"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "LES STARLETTES"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm
EL PRADINO - PHILIPPE BONAN "LE SéDUCTEUR"
Photomontage laminated on pleximounting
Signed, dated and numeroted /8ex.
100x150cm

SHOP

EL PRADINO'S BOOK
Edited by Critères Éditions
Text : Kalyan Mistry
80 pages
Euros 18
EL PRADINO T-SHIRT
LOS ANGELES
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
EL PRADINO T-SHIRT
THE DISNEY'S MONUMENT
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
EL PRADINO T-SHIRT
LONDON
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
EL PRADINO T-SHIRT
HEROES ON HOLIDAYS
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
EL PRADINO T-SHIRT
KUALA LUMPUR
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
T-SHIRT EL PRADINO
URBAN NIGHT COHABITATION
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE
T-SHIRT EL PRADINO
HURRICANE 2.0 SWIPE THE ANONYMITY
Unisex round neck Tee-Shirt
100% cotton half-combed Ringspun
Cleanliness tape at neck
Sizes : S, M, L, XL
Euros 35
Euros 3 donated to GREENPEACE

exhibit

GALERIE LA BOHêME
FRANCE | DEAUVILLE - 14, rue Général Leclerc
www.laboheme-deauville.fr
GALERIE ALAIN DAUDET
FRANCE | TOULOUSE - 10, Rue de la Trinité
www.galeriealaindaudet.fr
MARIKA PARSADANELLI
RUSSIA | ST. PETERSBURG
www.marikaparsadanelli.com

PRESS

ANOUS.FR
05 Dec 2016
TSUGI.FR
08 Dec 2016
PARISETUDIANT.COM
18 Nov 2016
UNTITLED
11-04-2014
A NOUS PARIS
N°#601, 04-01-2013
MAISON ACTUELLE
N°30, April 2013
WHERE PARIS
April 2013
PREMIERE.FR
03-04-2013

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