White ink spots expand within the
confines of a black background.
The spots are manipulated by digital
effects, creating perfect mirror images
of each other, forming almost abstract
figures which join and form a cloud
shape reminiscent of aerial elements
such as gas and smoke, or the shape
of water in a waterfall or a fountain.
In a continuous, hypnotic flow of
creation and separation, no precise form
is made that the eye is able to recognize
Nicolas Provost (Brussels, Belgium, 1969) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 1994. In 2003, his short Papillon d’amour received a special mention at the Sundance Film Festival, where three years later he competed with his film Exoticore, which was awarded the prize as best European film at the Short Film Festival in Vendôme and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Asian International Shortfilm Festival. In 2008, Plot Point won the Special Jury Prize at the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand and also won the prize as best European film at the Short Film Festival in Vendôme. In 2009, the Torino Film Festival dedicated a complete retrospective to him.
Need Any Help? (cm, 2000), Madonna with Child (cm, 2001), Pommes d’amour (cm, 2001), I Hate This Town (cm, 2002), Yellow Mellow (cm, 2002), Bataille (cm, 2003), Papillon d’amour (cm, 2003), Oh Dear... (cm, 2004), Exoticore (cm, 2004), The Divers (cm, 2006), Induction (cm, 2006), Suspension (cm, 2007), Gravity (cm, 2007), Plot Point (cm, 2007), Long Live the New Flesh (cm, 2010), Storyteller (cm, 2010), Abstract Action (cm, 2010), Stardust (cm, 2010).