Born in Montreal, Frédéric Cordier lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland and Montreal. He studied visual arts at the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL), an internationally renowned university. During his master's degree, he researched wallpaper and its setting in space. His researches made him wonder about the concept of systems and it was during this period that he began to take an interest in the grid principle and its deconstruction. As a student, he was influenced by Swiss artists who use geometry and optical effects. He also has a fascination for religious art in the Middle East, which combines architecture and splendid patterns. He created wallpaper for installations, notably in the Montbenon Tell chapel in Lausanne and in abandoned factories in Tbilisi, Georgia and Paris. In 2011, he was awarded a prestigious cultural scholarship by the Leenaards Foundation, which allowed him to get out of indoor spaces dedicated to art and instead occupy outdoor spaces. Unstructured, the grid pattern that inspires him becomes the skin of architecture.
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