After studying graphic design at northern France design school ESAD Amiens, Jérémy Glâtre began his career at L’Atelier de création graphique in Paris. Jérémy also spent some time in Parisian suburb Saint-Ouen at Mains d’Œuvres, where he did a residency with Pierre Martin Vielcazat and Cedric Pierre under the moniker Stalles, before setting up his own studio.
Romanian collage artist Ion Bârlādeanu, now 71, was made homeless following the 1989 revolution in his home country. He lived for almost 20 years in the rubbish tip under a block of flats, making collage artworks from magazines and other trash he found, satirising both the Communist former nation and the capitalist, celebrity culture he once admired. Ranging from the lighthearted to the darkly comical, and dangerously risky amid the tumultuous political era, the works were a relief for the artist and a candid social commentary.