LA VIE EN BLEU
Self-branded as “artist first and human second,” Paix recalled childhood memories of VHS tapes, polaroids, and Super 8 cameras to inspire his study of blue as it permeates the composition of television and radio from days past. New media can blur the boundaries between now and then while allowing us to visually reconfigure our sense of displacement and desire. Amidst fits of nostalgia and the struggle of standing still, Paix meditates on the complex sensation that consciousness operates in different dimensions at once.
Shortly after finishing his secondary studies in Political Science and Media in the south of France at the Universite Paul Cezanne Aix Marseille III, Paix moved to New York in the summer of 2012 with bare necessities and a lifelong dream. Since arriving here, Paix has achieved success across a variety of creative industries. Notably, he has art directed and styled for publications such as Vogue Italia, Schon, Vulkan, Risk and Neu Neu Magazine as well as modeled for campaigns like Apple, Refinery29 and Kiehl's. In 2016, Paix became Wardrobe Associate for Beyonce during her Formation World Tour before debuting his first artworks at Chinatown Soup.
Most recently, Paix was chosen to direct production design and costuming for “Boom For Real,” an experimental short film about Jean Michel Basquiat in collaboration with filmmaker Haley Elizabeth Anderson and the Barbican Museum in London.