Laurent Grasso | the artist
The artist Laurent Grasso
Born 1972, Mulhouse, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France.
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Whether he is (re)working more or less identifiable forms of our control-oriented society, or subverting the cinematic techniques and conventions that shape our collective imagination, Grassos created environments combine atavistic fears, scientific evidence and ominous contemporary mythologies. His works are in ways reminiscent of the paranoid retro-futuristic prophecies of Charles Fourier two centuries ago. Light, sound, radio and electromagnetic waves, natural, paranormal and meteorological phenomena are regularly incorporated to create new sensory experiences.
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A beautiful neon piece going down a tight corridor of a building by Laurent Grasso.
Works and biography
Laurent Grasso is an internationally renowned multimedia artist, working mostly with video and installation. Born in France in 1972, Grasso studied at the Ensba (Paris), the Cooper Union School (New York), Central Saint Martins College (London), and Le Fresnoy (Toucoing). He currently lives and works in Paris and was an artist in residence at the Villa Medicis (Roma) and ISCP (New York). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and some recent shows include Neurocinema (Akbank Sanat, Istanbul), TimeDust (Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris), and Electric Palace (Studio 814, New York). Grasso is represented by Galerie Chez Valentin (Paris)…
This new video appears to be a beautifully photographed astronomical film of a total solar eclipse at sunset. From its first moments to the reappearance of the solar disk, the eclipse reveals sublime lights usually hidden in the sun's glare. If one views this video believing it to be a scientific document, the experience is memorable…