About the author
We are neither really in painting, nor completely in comics; photography can be guessed; graphics and advertising are present. The technique used is collage, with a rendering halfway between silk-screen printing and engraving. Each glued paper can correspond to a silk-screen print, and each tear or cut-out is similar to a more or less rough engraving. No pencil, no brush, no ink. Everything is paper. Everything is cut and pasted. Everything is collage.
Frédéric Thiry has had numerous exhibitions of his collages (Brussels, Arlon, Liège, Mons, Luxembourg, Paris, Moscow...). The Musée du Collage, in Plémet in Brittany, has also hosted his paintings. He regularly participates in the World Collage Days with Art Up.
He works mainly in series. The main ones are Souvenirs décalés (1997-2001), Les Archives de Monsieur X (2005), Les Archives de Monsieur Plumerol (2016) and La Petite Robe Noire (2009-2022).
Following a meeting at the Grand Palais, Akitoshi Yamada, a Japanese artist and journalist based in Normandy, wrote an article about Frédéric Thiry's work for Japan. Stéphane Guibert, curator for Art Up, has coined a neologism to describe Frédéric Thiry's pop and poetic work: "popétique". And the art critic Pierre-Yves Dessaive speaks of Frédéric Thiry as designing "drawings" composed of multiple superimposed layers, which give them an astonishing depth"