Like Marcel Duchamp, his role model in art, Bruno Tanquerel never accepts any formal limitations. His aesthetic is a pastiche of styles in which categories become blurred, a fusion of abstraction and figuration which transforms the ordinary and everyday into dramatic theatricality.

Elaine King, an influential American art writer pointed this strong linkage in the introduction to Tanquerel’s artist book “Blues” in 1989: “His curious expression evinces the idiom of the enigmatic, intellectual Marcel Duchamp.