This exhibition is a tribute to surf and skateboard culture, a world that I deeply respect. I grew up at my grandmother’s in Pontaillac, a surfing spot on the French West coast, where I used to hang out in the neighbourhood streets or at the beach chasing the waves, day and night, summer and winter, for years, before I turned into a sad urbanite. My grandmother left me her house, and since then I have felt the need to go back to my roots.
Hence, this exhibition is also a tribute to Pontaillac, its beach and its surfers, whom I considered heroes as a kid. In the same way as Dogtown, “Ponta” has its own “lords” in my eyes.
I wanted to emphasize the sacredness of this culture. Nowadays, in a world that is going crazy… surfing is a return to the roots, to nature, a way to respect our environment, our mind and body, and our sensations.