there's a new Koons in town...
In the heart of Lyons France lives a contemporary installation artist who's enigmatic bubblegum pink works electrify the senses visually and lure in the curious much like Alice into her wonderland.
Cyril Lancelin stands proudly by his body of work entitled Pyramid Connect, an electropolished stainless steel mini labyrinth measuring at 3,40m x 3,40m x 3,00m, for onlookers to weave themselves in and out of like a game of snakes and ladders.
It is unlikely that you have heard of dear Cyril, particularly in times such as these when the only capitalised C you hear in the news is COVID or Cancer. But it is his hybrid work made up of sculptures, immersive installations, drawings, virtual experiences and videos that forge links between the physical and the fictional.
It is from a plastic vocabulary based on primitive geometry that he links architecture and the human body, the everyday and the functional, the perennial and the ephemeral, science and nature.
His beginnings commenced working for other architects and artists in Paris and across the azure pond of the oceans to Los Angeles USA, using 3D modeling techniques and virtual images that he developed in the 1990s.
From these humble beginnings, Lancelin now looks forward to employing the likes of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in his exploration of the tridimensionnal matter research, and of course, more so within his artistic endeavours. His practice is shaped by immersion and movement, by the porosity of limits, by innovation, by a search for a world that is half data, half real.
The notions of repetition and parametric generation are recurring themes in his work. It anticipates our passage into a world of multiplied and shared data.
The artist sets up a connected territory through a conceptual dialogue between his practices and the experience of the public.
Digital or real, his works offer an essentially optimistic vision, drawing an artificial and experiential landscape.