Mathieu Miljavac is a Paris-based artist whose work questions our relationship with everyday and ordinary animals, especially pigeons.

His pieces create a new appreciation of the way in which these totem animals can trigger emotions in us, converting relatively negative attitudes into fascination - through the alchemy of his work.

Mathieu's work in taxidermy is an evolution of nearly 20 years of creativity in other adjacent industries : fashion, haute-couture, graphic and floral design.

« My work is about challenging stereotypes : by turning everyday animals such as pigeons into works of art, I invite viewers to change the way they see reality.

For me, it is a way to escape reality, and a sublimation of the ordinary. Everyone can be extraordinary. » 

After studying under master taxidermist George Jamieson, his work has been exhibited in Paris at L’Eclaireur and at the Galerie Da-End. In 2014, he was the first taxidermist to be shown at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 2015, the iconic fashion brand AF Vandevorst asked him to create an installation in their flagship store in Antwerp.

In 2016, he was part of "L'Empreinte du Geste" at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Icons" was his first solo exhibition in 2017.

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