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LIGHT CANVASES

In the light canvases’ body of work, precise light beams pass over an array of rectangular structures printed on a flat surface. Darkness and illumination alternates to create an immersive three-dimensional experience transforming our sense of space. As Edward Rothstein wrote in the NY Times in 2011 in an article called “When Pictures Leap to Other Screens”, there really is a thrill to these experiments. You are amazed at the technology while being entranced by the effects. Moving images, though the familiar substance of experience, have only been created in recent centuries. They seem more real than still images, but are more artificial in themselves, even unsettling; they resemble experience but seem divorced from it, even supplanting it. And while a still image proclaims permanence, a moving image is evanescent. Whatever the medium, it also has unusual power to affect perceptions and inspire amazement”. 

In his light sculptures, Lemercier pushes the experience to another level, bringing a physical aspect to his three-dimensional sculpture-screens. He approaches sculpture as a volume in continuous transformation rather than a static mass, thereby making reality strangely unreal. For this purpose two layers are overlapped. On the one hand the physical layer- the object itself- controls the real space and shapes the volumetric base that serves as a support for the second level, a virtual projected layer of light that allows to control transformation and sequentiality.

LC1

acrylic paint, light. 2011
160cm (w) x 105cm (h)

Edition of 6.
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LC2

acrylic paint, light. 2011
160cm (w) x 105cm (h)

Edition of 6.
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LC2 at Scope NYC - Muriel Guépin booth.

LC3

print on Dibond, light. 2011
200cm (w) x 79cm (h)

Edition of 6.
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LC3_00

Motifs

print on Dibond, light. 2016
100cm (h) x 79cm (w)

Edition of 6.

IMG_4087_LARGE octaedres_print_preview

Light sculpture

porcelain, light. 2012
80cm (w) x 80cm (d) x 10cm (h)

Edition of 6.

cubes2
cubes IMG_7806 IMG_7816 IMG_7851

Comet 67P

print on paper, bright screen, 2014
55 (w) x35cm (h), 3min video loop

bright screen_crop
bright screen bright screen 2 bright screen 2_crop

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Black Landform

laser cut black paper, light box. 2014

light_box_2 light_box_crop light_box

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Landform 10

giclée print on paper, projection, 2014.
90cm (w) x 60cm (h)
3 min video loop, custom software.
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landform2

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Tesselate

marker pen, light. 2014
Dimensions variable

In situ pieces.

indoor installation, gallery 72, Atlanta, October 2013 indoor installation, gallery 72, Atlanta, October 2013

indoor installation, gallery 72, Atlanta, October 2013

indoor installation, gallery 72, Atlanta, October 2013

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Black drawings

white ink on black paper. 2015
Dimensions variable

In situ pieces.

DSC_1008_1920 Black drawings: topology_01

adrien_1920 Black drawings: Noise

tesselate_1920 Black drawings: tesselation

stone Black drawings: stone




 

Selected exhibitions and fairs:
Nov 2016 Lightscapes – solo show – TBA Brussels, BELGIUM 
Jun 2016 LaMontagne – group show Brussels, BELGIUM 
May 2016 Garages Numériques – group show Brussels, Belgium 
Jan 2016 Chromatic Momentum – Muriel Guépin gallery New York City, USA 
Dec 2015 Miami project – Muriel Guépin Miami, USA
Oct 2015 Brussels Art Factory  Brussels, Belgium 
Dec 2014 Bright matter – Muriel Guépin New York City, USA
Dec 2014 Miami Project – Muriel Guépin Miami, USA 
Apr 2014 L.J. gallery Paris, FRANCE
Aug 2013 Projection mapping association of Japan Takamastu, JAPAN
Apr 2013 Muriel Guépin gallery New York City, USA 
Oct 2012 The Public Birmingham, UK
Mar 2012 Scope art fair – Muriel Guépin New York City, USA 
Mar 2012 Muriel Guépin gallery New York City, USA 
July 2011 Wellington Lux Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
May 2011 Lab labanque Bethune, FRANCE
Jan 2011 Oslo Lux Olso, NORWAY 
Nov 2009 “L’architecture d’aujourd’hui” opening, Grand Palais.  Paris, FRANCE