OX, who usually used a process which consisted of sticking his paintings on advertising panels, has been interested for ten years now in the context around these panels and in the relationship between the image he creates and his environment.
During his foray into the classes, he chose to leave aside the techniques related to large format display so that students can focus on the essentials: contextualization and in situ work, in interaction with what we surrounds in everyday life.
During 2014, we worked with the artist OX and 14 classes, or 370 students from 8 different colleges who were able to participate in the project: Amancey, Clairs Soleils, Camus, Diderot, Morteau, Mouthe, Proudhon and Valdahon . This project took place within the framework of the College and Contemporary Art scheme, funded by the Department of Doubs, in collaboration with the DRAC Franche-Comté and the Rectorate. OX wanted to highlight the different stages that make up its work: location, choice of the environment, then work in the workshop and installation in situ of the image produced.
Since the eighties, OX succeeds in diverting the codes and supports of advertising imagery (which inspires him too), with a contextual work which sharpens our gaze and continues to surprise us. His work around abstract forms embraces so much the close environment that it sometimes evokes narratives, comic situations or highlights small or large urban aberrations.