The Pop Art in the Pool

Images containing daily objects of the swimming pool or life of a swimmer, the color of the background of the images and the color of the objects brings us to this notion of “Pop Art in the pool”. 

This project, whose theme is the swimming pool, is the result of several stages created throughout the progress of the project. At first, the theme is taken into account by its three axes; The patterns in the pool, the objects in the pool and the body in the water. The chosen swimming pool in Paris was the Roger Le Gall swimming pool in the 12th that I frequent a lot. Secondly, by focusing on these three axes, it is a photographic presentation of this place and what we find in it, such as the architecture of the building, the materials used during the swimming training, the water patterns, pool tiles, walls and fragmentation of the body in the water. The photos are taken rather with a close-up by bringing as close as possible to show the details that we see not often. Then, objects with their bright colors and water patterns brought us to a concept that brings them together; “Pop Art in the Pool”. Finally, taking only the two axes that interested me the most; Objects and Patterns, I decided to create a series of images that are built only by pictures taken presented throughout the stages. These images are made following a graphic process to make a minimalist and conceptual installation around the theme. Images containing daily objects of the swimming pool or life of a swimmer, the color of the background of the images and the color of the objects brings us to this notion of “Pop Art in the pool”. We notice the humorous side of the images in which it is a question of making the reminder to the food of a swimmer (the pasta, the gourd, a liquid to be drunk ..) and the creation of the false-pools by using the training materials (gourd, fins, pads) and water patterns already photographed.

The entire installation contains six graphically modified images from photographed objects and rephotographed photos that are printed on A2 beaded paper and hung on the wall in rows. On the one hand, when viewed from afar, she refers to Andy Warhol’s flat colors with her tiling pattern, at the same time, a little closer, to the collages of Richard Hamilton or Robert Rauschenberg in modernizing the process with graphic techniques, on the other hand she keeps the photographic part, adding to the photos an expressive graphic that can also refer to Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein.

img_3360 copyimg_3396 copy copyimg_3409 copy yellowimg_3565 copyimg_3577 copyimg_3599img_3604 copyHere is the flyer of the project in French!