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Laurent Grasso

Date of birth : 1972

Country : France

Born 1972 in Mulhouse, France
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Laurent Grasso (re)activates forms that can be identified as part of our society’s systems of control, and distorts the cinematographic techniques and conventions that shape our collective imagination. In doing so, he creates environments with strong narrative potential where universal ancestral fears mingle with threatening contemporary scientific and mythological accounts.
Works by artist Laurent Grasso are primarily presented as mysterious and complex designs reminiscing on scientific experiments of the past, now mostly forgotten. Laurent Grasso offers to bring some of the forces or invisible energies governing the world to the light.

Laurent Grasso is a contemporary French artist and sculptor, working with video, structures and installations. He was an artist in residence at the Villa Médicis for the 2004-2005 season and received the Marcel Duchamp Prize at the 2008 FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris.