statistics in the work of french artist guy limone
feb 12, 2009
statistics in the work of french artist guy limone


guy limone is a paris-based artist whose installations
are
based primarily on the three themes -
those of statistics, color families and miniature figurines.

‘my 225 square meter in paris’, 2004

since 1987, this french artist has been making works
based on census reports and polls.
in his exhibition ’67, 857 inhabitants per sq. mile’
in 1996 at the new york nicole klagsbrun gallery,
guy limone applies the logic of statistics to
precisely quantify each manhattanite’s share of elbow room.
by dividing the surface of manhattan (22.2 square miles)
by the number of inhabitants (1,506,430 in 1994),
limone calculates that each resident is allotted 410 square feet of space,
in other words, roughly the square footage of a small studio apartment.
his graphic representation of data about new york is visually similar
to previous works he has made in tokyo and paris.



‘area per inhabitant of paris’,1995/99

blending humor and earnestness, limone’s works are sober reminders
of the real people hidden behind statistics.



‘inferencias’ installation at gallery GACMA in madrid, 2008
http://www.gacma.com



detail of ‘inferencia’

guy limone was born in villefranche, sur sâone, france in 1958.

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