Thomas Rousset

France, Paris Galerie Madé

Thomas Rousset (b. 1984, France) studied photography at l’ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). His major project 'Praberians' was largely inspired by his hometown, depicting a fictional rural community in a dreamlike French countryside where the everyday bled into the surreal. Carving pagan symbols on a watermelon, using Moët bottle caps as jewellery, adorning your body with dog stickers; by depicting such seemingly bizarre, random acts, Rousset questions everyday rituals and common modern behaviour. His work was featured in the Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne, in Paris (2014) as well as in the 2013 Talent Issue of Foam Magazine.