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Laurent Pariente

Date of birth : 1962

Country : France

Born in 1962 in Oran, Algeria.

These engraved sheets are the basis of the artist’s work on space, developed at the same time as the architectural constructions made of chalk. They bring out the characteristics found in these constructions: occupation and mobility of space, movement within the architecture, and light.

The sheets of zinc, copper and brass are covered with a mat varnish, then engraved using differently sized metal tips. Each engraving provides a notch in the metal that catches the light. The sheet is then covered by an infinite number of marks engraved in all directions creating a luminous and moving material. The composition or structure and the result vary according the light and the position of the viewer. The surface of the sheet is an ever changing space.