Artist Statement of Baptiste Tavernier

The labyrinth has served throughout centuries as a symbol marking the centre of the world as well as a metaphor for the city. Rome, Troy, Jerusalem, Arab cities’ souks, Paris and her Catacombs… I continue this tradition and build upon it. However, although the myths that depict the labyrinths generally refer to long-lost civilisations, the world I portray is often set in a distant future, a possible result of the sum of the choices made by modern societies. Depraved cities and post-humans are usually its central character.