Théo Mercier

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Don’t Worry Be Happy, I Will Survive, 2009, Courtesy of the artist

Théo Mercier answered the Proust Questionnaire:

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
a lie

2. What is your greatest fear?
my mother death

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

5. Which living person do you most admire?
David Bowie

6. What is your greatest extravagance?
eating dolfin

7. What is your current state of mind?


8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

9. On what occasion do you lie?
when truth is boring

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
my spine

11. Which living person do you most despise?
the housekeeper of my building

12. What is the quality you most like in a man?
his eyes

13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
sense of humor

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
yes and no

15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
my mom

16. When and where were you happiest?
yesterday in my kitchen, cooking dolfin

17. Which talent would you most like to have?
speaking  languages

18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
my spine

19. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
subscribe at the gym club

20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
the Internet

21. Where would you most like to live?
in the forest

22. What is your most treasured possession?
a human skull

24. What is your favorite occupation?
answering questionnaires

25. What is your most marked characteristic?
hard to say…

26. What do you most value in your friends?
humor and tenderness

27. Who are your favorite writers?
I don’t read

28. Who is your hero of fiction?

29. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

30. Who are your heroes in real life?
Santa Claus and Jesus Christ

31. What are your favorite names?
Laurel and Hardy

32. What is it that you most dislike?

33. What is your greatest regret?
time travel machines are not existing

34. How would you like to die?
in front of TV

35. What is your motto?
don’t make love if you have something better to do

Fast and Gorgeous, 2009, Courtesy of the artist

Ecouter de la merde, 2009, Courtesy of the artist

Femmes fontaines, 2010, Courtesy of the artist

Théo Mercier lives and works in Paris.
He is represented by Gabrielle Maubrie.