I am a French illustrator living in London. I make minimalist, concept-based drawings, vector and hand-drawn. I am mostly interested in economics, technology, arts and literature.

pier.bu@gmail.com                        Instagram                        

Side projects

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I wrote a 700-page autobiography to train a neural network with. The algorithm generated text, that I cut out and rearranged into poems. Lastly, I painted those poems.

Coming soon

robot-video

A video of me as a robot.

Coming soon

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Supercut of every time a brand is mentioned in Sex and the City, in alphabetical order. The GuardianVogue

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Every Christmas, Le Magasin museum holds a collective exhibition. In the tradition of Christmas advent calendars, I sent the jury one application letter every day, for 24 days. Each day, the design improved. Eventually, the museum showed the 24 letters.

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For 10 days, I went on Tinder and swiped right to everyone. I took a screenshot of every profile. Each day, I merged the 100 screenshots in a single image. I ended up with a series of 10 images, amounting to 1000 people. Wired, The Verge

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French law requires every presidential candidate to gather 500 signatures of other elected officials before the election. To apply to an art exhibition (Salon de Montrouge), I collected 500 signatures of French artists. I was selected, and displayed the signatures.

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For an exhibition in Lille, I didn’t know what to do. I went to the platform Fiverr, looked up users who sold “ideas” and asked them to sell me “ideas for an art show“. Someone sold me 12 ideas for $5.50. I’ve printed them out and sold them for more.