Simple Shapes is born from the introduction of The Man Who Laughs from Victor Hugo, where he tells the story of the Comprachicos, a group of child-buyers who change the apparences of growing children by mutilating them. This passage had a strong effect on me when I first read it years ago and stayed in a part of my brain since then. These characters are modern vision of the poor victims that Hugo describes, slaves of a distant future where technology have reduced humans to their most basic forms.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Olivier Caron is a digital artist and motion designer based In Paris, France.