David Dessens’ art piece called Fragments presents a series of high-resolution images inspired by the French artistic movement called nouveau réalisme (new realism in English) founded by the art critic Pierre Restany in 1960 as a European counterpart to pop art. As one of the numerous tendencies of the avant-garde in the 1960s, nouveau réalisme was the declaration of a new perception of reality by the extensive use of collage and assemblage, as well as of painting. 

While artists of nouveau réalisme took fragments from the world and inserted them into their work, Dessens uses mathematical formulas and algorithms to generate a series of abstract "painting". By Fragments, he presents a phenomenological interpretation of the world around him and creates an abstract and unique appearance of reality.