Pol Taburet is a young French artist originally from Guadeloupe, winner of the first edition of the Reiffers Art Initiatives Prize supporting young contemporary creation. His work was exhibited in May 2022 at the Studio des Acacias for the first group show of Reiffers Art Initiatives, entitled “DES CORPS LIBRES – Une jeune scène française”. Pol Taburet is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure d’arts of Paris-Cergy, and is already illustrated by his striking figurative painting which represents beings at the border of the human and the spectrum. Pol Taburet is featured on the cover of Numéro art 10.
Graduated from the National School of Arts of Paris-Cergy, his works are already present in several collections of institutions. The artist is represented by Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris and Clearing Gallery.
“Meeting the uninhibited humanoids of the young painter Pol Taburet” by Ingrid Luquet-Gad
— Les Inrockuptibles, 2021.
As he begins his last year at the fine arts of Cergy, it is therefore as a painter that we meet the one who also officiates under the alias Yves Ciroc, is sometimes a clipper (he recently collaborated with Emma DJ), spent some time in fashion and is currently working on an interactive sculpture project.
But his practice of painting, of an uninhibited erudition which catapults Jonathan Meese or Peter Saul into the universe of Caribbean mythology and American trap, is only one of the many surfaces of appearance of his living humanoids which , freed from the ruts of identity, find themselves propelled into an expansive field of electrical energies.”
“Pol Taburet at CLEARING”
— Art Viewer, 2021.
As a young painter, Taburet bridges the gap between the history of classical art and contemporary cinema, literature and music. Like the Flemish or German masters of the late Middle Ages, who depicted apocalyptic scenes, monsters or fantastic chimeras, Taburet creates his own alternate worlds in which souls seem lost, and we, the spectators, are seduced through these portals of hell.”