Expect the Unexpected With Thomas Mailaender: French Multimedia Artist

9 Aug

Thomas Mailaender, a french multimedia artist based in Paris and Marseille uses a slightly scientific way of working. He registers insignificant, incidentatlly grotesque moments that possess an abrupt and unexepted monumentatlity.

In 2008, Thomas Mailaender made a donation of 3,000 rolls of toilet paper to Marseilles branch of the French charity organisation “Les Restos du Coeur”, for their restaurant dedicated to homeless people. According to the director, this amount of toilet paper represents a one year use for the organization.

“Running Gag”, 2009.

“Dot Grand-pa”, 2009

“Harley Davidson”, 2009

“Pierre Ponce”, 2008

“Autocombustion”, 2007

During summer 2006, Thomas Mailaender invited Benoit Dutherage, twice vice-world champion of sand sculpture, to spend one week with him on a beach.


Visit Thomas Mailaender’s website to see more of his works.

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