Mathieu Lehanneur

Ocean Memories

New York

Carpenters Workshop Gallery

19 September - 26 October 2017

About the Exhibition

In the continuity of his Liquid Marble series, Mathieu Lehanneur brings us a surrealistic and materialized vision of an ocean frozen in its movement. As a three-dimensional still picture, Ocean Memories works to capture the complex movements of waves and currents.

Designed digitally and made from blocks of black marble or polished brass, these pieces make it impossible to mistake the relief of the water. The environment is reflected and the light is distorted. As impossible impressions, real parts of oceans seem to have been extracted, intact, before being fixed in matter.

Through this new collection, Mathieu Lehanneur plays a permanent balance between geometric and organic. Each of the works reveals this fluid and progressive transition between the two states of matter.

“The transition from solid to liquid is a magic of physics. A moment of tilting from static to movement, a passage from the inert to the living,” Mathieu Lehanneur.

Ocean Memories’ tables, benches or stools seem to contain a concentrate of energy, movement and strength. At the same time furniture and sculptures, these fragments of oceans are a potential life fixed forever in stone and brass.

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