Iannis Pledel is a painter and a photographer. He studied Epistemology in La Sorbonne and had a Phd in Information and Cognitive Sciences before studying Photography and Graphic Design at the Gobelin School in Paris and learning the platinum-palladium print.
He also distinguishes himself with creations for collaborations, especially with Colette Paris or Estée Lauder, makes cover album like Génération Goldman and signs portraits of personalities.
Currently based in Paris, Iannis Pledel produces canvases with oil paintings and works combining painting, photography and graphic design.
His stylistic technique is based on superimpositions and compositions that break the boundaries between representation and abstraction and offer several levels of reading.
He elaborates psychological scenes related to desire.
The intrigues that he constructs give to see fragments, action sequences, a flow of consciousness or thoughts.
Different narrations, temporalities and perspectives, flat or dimensional, are thus mixed.
Iannis Pledel’s work plays with past and contemporary representations, feeding on a wide range of references by Diego Vélasquez, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, David Hockney, John Baldessari, Peter Beard or William Klein.
He revisited Homer’s Odyssey in an adaptation that brings the world of today and mythology into dialogue.
He also associated writing and photography and realized two books in 2013 and 2016 around the Deadly Sins.