David Tisserand (1985) | French | Contemporary art
The Minions form an army at the service of the terrible and great villain Orbis. Their goal is to infiltrate homes all around the world thanks to their cuteness, and to conquer the universe when the time comes. Meanwhile, they are perfect decorative objects. Orbis has not yet dared to show the tip of his cloak, but some say he is a bright mind, not to say a light bulb face.
Coming to life through an ancestral woodworking process named "tournage", vowed to disappear, the Minions are then spray painted and varnished, in a balance between tradition and modernity. The purity of their shape is only troubled by two simple holes, that give them their apparent bonhomie.