Franck Bragigand’s (b. 1971, lives and works in Amsterdam) work addresses questions of production and worth. He collects random objects that are no longer of use to their previous owners and paints them, infusing them with a second life as elements in an artwork. He reacts to patterns of mass manufacture and consumption, criticizing 21st century society of trash culture, and questions the value attributed to artwork. His solo exhibitions include those at venues such as Lumen Travo Gallery (Amsterdam) and Centre Européen Action Artistique Contemporaine (Strasbourg), as well as group shows including at the 21st Century Museum (Kanazawa).
In his project "Fair Trade: Moroccan Landscapes," Bragigand makes daily objects more precious through monochromatically painting them with young workers from Bensouda, an industrial zone of Fez that recycles the excesses that ensue from over-production. The objects are “transported” from the over-production cemetery, a neighborhood that is still under construction, to the heritage area in the old city of Marrakech.