Frederic Royer was a French painter born in Dijon in 1974. After studying interior architecture at the Ecole Boulle in Paris until 1995, he joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan in 1997. He now teaches communication design at the ESAAT in Roubaix, alongside painting and participating in various exhibitions.
In his paintings, Frederic Royer uses collage, screen printing or photographic techniques such as cyanotype he associates with acrylic paint. He sarcastically creates a colorful world where photographic precision blends with a blur of drips and organized runs.
His paintings show bodies both inert and in movement, trapped by the news media. Almost always represented in dated and cramped interiors, the characters look stuck in their own flesh. Sometimes sprawled in front of a television set, sometimes prostrate facing screen printed press photos, these beings are lazy and apathetic. This inaction, however, is troubled by the slow movement given by the superposition of postures that reminds us that these bodies are alive. They never really fall, they are rather on the brink of an abyss, they are there, caught up and slumped in front of the daily flood of images produced by the media industry. Time seems to stand still in these interiors with old-fashioned wallpapers and the beings who live there show a certain contemporary indolence . But the picture is not black and the political message uncertain. This is more an excuse to paint. The painting is seen as a set of duality between the media in which intervene humorous touches and offbeat references from the popular culture and the arts.