Lithograph “Start Game Over Soluce” by Mehdi Cibille represents a “soluce”.
A soluce is an example of noughts and crosses’ grid without any winner.
Start Game Over is a noughts and crosses’ game where modules shape a cross or a circle in each Parisian district. This lithograph highlights an absurd noughts and crosses’ game, engaged against itself and, in the end – like often in this kind of game – nobody won. Without any winner possible, its impossible solution evokes dysfunction, another key concept of Mehdi Cibille’s art.
“The winner creates losers”. This is the entire philosophy which structures the artistic approach initiated by Mehdi Cibille: “The idea is not to create a loser but to lean on the other to win against oneself. After all, why playing if you can’t win? “