Poetic transformation - Maison Métamose
The basis of any art is a certain concept. Even the chaos is always structured.
The French artist, hiding under the pseudonym Métamose, formed from the word "metamorphosis" - wants us to seek our own transformation through connections with other people. In his work he plunges into themes of destruction, fragility and deformation.
In one of his interviews Métamose said:
«I find poetry in imperfection and I fuse sensitive elements together to create new living forms. They can look weird, but we can accept them and let them exists, just like anything else. Failure is the main fear of human society. I'm just trying to create a bit more space for difference and highlight the things we usually want to keep in silence».
Métamose designs his tattoos through visualization of verses, filling them by various hybrid symbols. The lines of ink run through the body, seemingly chaotic, which the artist himself calls a "positive puzzle." However, each of them is aimed to creating tattoos, allowing you to recall and save the beautiful human nature.
The technical approach of Métamose's tattoo creations, is closer to the practice of modern art, rather than to the classical tattoo. At first, he listens to the stories of his customers about their lives, hobbies, experiences and writes a poem about them, highlighting the most important parts of the stories. Then, he translates the verse into a graphic form, transforming the details of history into weave of lines, points and abstractions. And the last stage is performed in the freehand technique, that is without any preliminary preparation of the sketch.