THE ART PIECE
Bringing together micro and macro, the work of Cyril Lancelin resembles structural sculptures. Using a plastic vocabulary based on primitive geometry, the French artist creates volumes that make incursions into space. By interacting with the artwork, the viewer experiences volumes and colour. A skilful play on scale, falling within the history of minimalist art, these seemingly silent installations inform us about our relationship with nature, science, and beauty.
219 Spheres, Cyril Lancelin’s latest installation, questions the gaze. The work, commissioned by La Prairie, is made of 26 columns of golden steel spheres.
Through a temporal repetition, Cyril Lancelin has sought to capture a moment of beauty. By repeating and aligning spheres, the fundamental motif of 219 Spheres, the artist duplicates his way of measuring space and time. Like the abstraction of an hourglass, the moment is frozen in the golden reflections of the spheres, creative metaphors for the golden caviar beads from La Prairie’s iconic collection. For La Prairie and the artist alike, innovation and science are placed in service to elegance.
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