vincent leroy’s stone age sculpture strikes back at the grand palais in paris
 

vincent leroy’s stone age sculpture strikes back at the grand palais in paris

 

french artist vincent leroy brings back his stone age glass installation with a finer twist. composed of eleven reflective pieces, the structure is displayed right under the grand palais in the champs élysées of paris, appearing as a bigger and more striking volume. 

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
the piece assembles the reflected architecture in an abstract, dream-like configuration

 

 

revealed during the art paris art fair 2017 at the NeC gallery, the ‘stone age eleven elements’ by vincent leroy contrasts and visually breaks down the mirrored image of the grand palais. just like a diamond, the mirrors reflect fragments of the historic complex — offering an other facet of industrial and architectural details. 

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the ‘stone age eleven elements’ contrasts the hardness of the diamond with its soft movement

 

 

‘the sculpture seems to breathe, it is very restful’, notes leroy. like most of his works, the structure is created with a unique blend of poetry and technology. in fact, the triangular mirrors are piloted by only one motor with a light aluminium framework — all moving with the same speed but different directions. the overall effect is a body that seems to be breathing, pulsing with no constraints or interruptions. 

 

many new pieces of leroy will be visible soon at the NeC gallery in paris from may 11th to june 17th 2017.

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
vincent leroy stone age installation: another facet of architectural details

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
all reflections are unexpected and short-lived through the mirrors

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
the glass roof of the grand palais looks fragmented in the mirror reflection

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
detail view of the triangulated mirror pieces

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
close up on the reflection of the glassed roof of the grand palais

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
view of the famous glass roof in the grand palais, evoking the industrial revolution

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
triangular mirrors are piloted by only one motor with a light aluminium framework

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
 close up view – a low technology approach used by the artist

vincent leroy stone age eleven elements paris designboom
vincent leroy’s reflection 

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the mechanism is quite delicate, hence must be carried in a special fly case 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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