Théo Viardin French, b. 1992


Théo Viardin (b. 1992) is a French artist currently living and working in Paris, France. After a master degree in graphic design, he co-founded Embuscade, a visual creation studio in 2015.


Through his paintings, Théo Viardin is building a speculative imagery representing surreal humanoid figures in intimate and melancholic scenes. Installed in bare backgrounds and twilight atmospheres, the sculptural compositions and the colossal shapes of the bodies contrast with the fragility of the faces and the eyes.


Drawing his inspiration from the writings of authors of anticipation such as Alain Damasio or Ursula K. Le Guin, convinced that our society needs a new narrative imagination to project itself into a more desirable future, Théo Viardin represents a distant humanity, deprived of the most humanistic of functions, namely language and narrative, that has no alternative except to gather in order to care and protect.


Théo Viardin (b. 1992, Paris)

Lives and works in Paris




Distant Echoes. Number Three Spitalfields, London (UK)

Toute présence se mêle avec les pierres. L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (ES)