This lithograph represents the noughts and crosses’ game in black version. The idea was to succeed to make a noughts and crosses’ game as we usually do in video games, to answer an enigma. The idea was to make a composition of 9 ex-æquo noughts and crosses to highlight the ability of a game, sometimes, to finish zero, like draw. We are therefore tied and moreover we must remember that in ex-aequo there is an X and there is an O. The point was to compose a grid without winner because we know that, most of the time, when you participate in a game, it can generate frustrations while the idea is to share a good time. Here is the solution : to persevere, not to try to win but to share and have a benefit of the good time.
Mehdi Cibille has been graphist, director of big communication agencies before being street artist full time. Specialized in noughts and cross’ games arty representation, his style highlights the link between art, sciences and mathematics in all his artworks. Mehdi Cibille, also called “Le MoDuLe de ZeeR”. He took “Le MoDuLe de ZeeR” as his street name because this name’s calligraphy allowed him a perfect symmetry and flow : he can overlay letters. Le MoDule De ZeeR (LMDLDZR) is a logo black and white which embodies Mehdi Cibille’s artistic touch.
Mehdi Cibille creates dark lines which form a complex matter, a volume which seems to come from another galaxy. His noughts and cross’ are like spaceships lost in the modern space. They can also be understood as a way to create a robotic language or network. Would it be the version 2.0 of L’Hourloupe by Jean Dubuffet (paintings series from 1962 to 1974) ? It might also be a new way of writing or communicating: everyone can feel and have its own interpretation : there are always mysteries behind Mehdi Cibille’s drawings that it’s so interesting to look for and discover.
Mehdi Cibille have already took part of a lot of exhibitions in Paris, New York, Genève, he has also collaborated with the designer Agnès b, the famous gallery owner Magda Danysz or Jennifer Flay, FIAC’s director.