In this third personal display at the David Bloch Gallery, Sébastien transcends his chromatic and media constraints. Having chosen to work from a black background, the artist tackles head on the challenge of rendering colours despite the darkened base and the inks’ transparency.
Through layer upon layer of ink and paint, colour brilliantly contrasts the black to vibrantly reclaim its glory. In this journey of re-kindling of colour, an exploration has been undertaken into larger formats, colours at once nuanced and contrasted, floating or unhinged forms more or less saturated. Faithful to the process of repeated gestures, a series called ‘Kinolution’ illustrates both the preparatory and completed process of evolution and exploration of kinetic effects.
This new collection revolves around both paper and wood canvases to provide the fine details required by the artist’s vision of chromatic and kinetic effect.
The Centaur’s resilience offers itself as the artist’s personal and intimate offering.
Sébastien Preschoux – 1974 / Paris
Deeply touched by the optical art, but also by the values of the teaching of the Bauhaus lauding an instruction centered on the fundamental value of the manual labor, Sébastien created indefatigably more and more complex drawings being able to compete with what a machine could produce in a few moments.
By this approach he knew how to create a visual confusion at the spectator who can bring this last one to wonder about the origin (human or mechanical) of his works. But only while approaching the spectator will have been able to identify the stigmas of the passage of the human hand, the attitude which Sébastien names the reward of the curious.
His work does not limit itself to a production in 2 dimensions, but finds a correspondence in 3 dimensions by means of thread installations, often realized in natural environment, so offering him a perfect freedom both in term of size and variety. For it he works in association with the photographer Ludovic LE COUSTER, who works with argentic cameras.
During his previous personal exhibition «Mechanical Sensivity», in September, 2010, in David Bloch Gallery, Sébastien presented us a set of, sometimes complex, often hypnotic, drawings, including an exploration of the color while playing at most on the confusion between human or mechanical production.
For its new personal exhibition («Optical Disorder» in David Bloch Gallery from march 2nd till 31st 2012),
Sébastien develops its work towards a bigger humanization of its drawings by accepting the fallibility of his
hand, by provoking the imperfection, by looking for the difficulty bringing him in to cross the technical performance.
To be made, he has chooses to work on bigger sizes, using new materials and tools, breaking with a symmetry clearly assumed in its previous creations. This series of drawings will be accompanied with photos ( big size) realized with his friend photographer Ludovic LE COUSTER.
At the same time, Sébastien Preschoux was selected to realize a scenographic intervention to the Quai Branly Museum in Paris as part of an exhibition “RAIN” from Mars to June, 2012.