The Visual Experiments of Laurent Grasso

The Visual Experiments of Laurent Grasso
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Through his sculptures, paintings, films and audio-visual installations which draw upon multiple historical, mythological and scientific references, Laurent Grasso explores the boundaries - now considered fluid - between reality and fiction, the natural and artificial, between art and science. Grasso’s most recent film, Artificials - a sort of visual testament of the vast mutations of our times in which landscapes devastated by human intervention coexist with views of military bases - sits next to preceding works which highlight a career of experimentation. The work 320, a luminous sphere inspired by the geodesic architecture of futurist Buckminster Fuller, or Studies into the Past, the painting inspired by Flemish works with knights on horseback riding across the heath but with the sky populated by spheres of unknown origin, are just a few examples of the artist’s visually and conceptually powerful iconography. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the most important themes of today while looking towards humanity’s future.

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