Staging interventions in public and transitional spaces using common materials, Paul Souviron seeks to encourage viewers to rethink the world around them. He’s been nicknamed “M. Bricolage de l’Art Contemporain” (Mr. DIY Contemporary Art), a reflection not only of his use of inexpensive, often discarded materials, like plastics, cardboard, even his own urine, but also of his knack for playing with the limits of law and space. One of Souviron’s favorite tricks is to sneak inflatable structures into closed buildings through cracks, then inflate them within; other pieces include subtle takeovers of bus stop signage, inserting his own works into advertising cases without damaging them. “Each piece shapes in its own way a suspended time, creating a snapshot that induces the past and the future,” he says.