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Kévin Bray
(FR)
  • Kévin Bray

Kévin Bray (Corbie, FR, 1989) is a French artist, graduated from Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam and Alumni of the Rijks Akademie. Currently based in Amsterdam, his practice focuses on breaking and combining narratives and techniques of our past and present in the aim of debunking realities of our fictions.


Playing with the porosity of diverse Media; re-organizing mediums and tools to shape a language that would be welcoming to all of them, the work of Kevin Bray engages with different types of communication strategies. Traversing from cinema, graphic design, illustration, painting, sculpture to music and writing, in his work Bray blends and conceptualizes all of the parameters of these expressions to build up symbolic narratives, commenting on our diverse existences and the appearances they embody.

*4 Exs (Écho des Luttes et des Conquêtes)*, 2023, 3D print white PLA, video projection, 255 x 200 x 140 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

4 Exs (Écho des Luttes et des Conquêtes), 2023, 3D print white PLA, video projection, 255 x 200 x 140 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*Algorithms as Contemporary Vampires: Sucking the Living Juice*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Algorithms as Contemporary Vampires: Sucking the Living Juice, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*The Whale Savior: Industrial Death Jam*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 94 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

The Whale Savior: Industrial Death Jam, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 94 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*Le Fardeau de la Chair*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Le Fardeau de la Chair, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*Man-made Clouds, Sun Screen Engineered*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Man-made Clouds, Sun Screen Engineered, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*Le Jardin des Vivants Parmi les Vivants*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 85 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Le Jardin des Vivants Parmi les Vivants, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 85 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*Looking Back at Ways of Feeding*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 102 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Looking Back at Ways of Feeding, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 145 x 102 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*It is Walking Over the Dam*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 55 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

It is Walking Over the Dam, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 55 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*They are Overwhelmed*, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

They are Overwhelmed, 2023, digital print, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*A Transporting Journey*, 2023, installation, video projection, TV, 3D printed white PLA, 2 min. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

A Transporting Journey, 2023, installation, video projection, TV, 3D printed white PLA, 2 min. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

*A Transporting Journey*, 2023, installation, video projection, TV, 3D printed white PLA, 2 min. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

A Transporting Journey, 2023, installation, video projection, TV, 3D printed white PLA, 2 min. Courtesy the artist & Spiaggia Libera, Paris. © Aurélien Mole

Exhibition view, « The Collective Shadow », Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2023.

Exhibition view, « The Collective Shadow », Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2023.

Exhibition view, « The Transformation of Matter Creates Light  », Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin, Germany, 2022.

Exhibition view, « The Transformation of Matter Creates Light  », Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin, Germany, 2022.

Exhibition view, « Breakdow After, Before », Dordrechts Museum, Dordrechts, Germany, 2021.

Exhibition view, « Breakdow After, Before », Dordrechts Museum, Dordrechts, Germany, 2021.

Exhibition view, « Future, Former, Fugitive », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019/2020. ©Thomas Lannes

Exhibition view, « Future, Former, Fugitive », Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019/2020. ©Thomas Lannes

Kévin Bray’s solo exhibitions include The Transformation of Matter Creates Light, Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin, 2022; Wills, Wheels, Wells, Future Gallery, Berlin, 2021; Breakdown After Before, Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2021; Don’t forgive/get, them, Stigter Van Doesberg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2020; and Morpher III, Foam Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2020. His work was also shown in group exhibitions, such as L’anima Navigue, Future, Ancien, Fugitif, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France, 2019 and RijksOpen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018.