Laurent Grasso, ‘Studies into the past’, Painting, Oil on canvas, framed in oak wood, Olivier Malingue
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Laurent Grasso

Studies into the past

Oil on canvas, framed in oak wood
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 cm
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London
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Olivier Malingue
London

These paintings of 17th-century landscapes, strewn with floating eyes, sow confusion as to their …

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Photo: Florent Chevrot
Laurent Grasso
French, b. 1972
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Laurent Grasso creates immersive installations that address science, fears, contemporary mythologies, and the unknowable using video, sculpture, painting, and archival photography. His “Uraniborg” labyrinth installation employs celestial observation as a lens through which to capture the relationships between Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory, videos from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, Renaissance-inspired paintings, and neon lights in the shape of a star cluster discovered by Galileo, among others. Seeking to produce an unsettling experience that leads his audience to feel lost and question what they know, Grasso aims to “create spaces that [suggest] another temporality.” Surreal and ambiguous, yet not entirely out of the realm of possibility, Grasso’s installations are at once a timeless and comprehensive synthesis of the past, present, and future.

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These paintings of 17th-century landscapes, strewn with floating eyes, sow confusion as to their origin. Like UFOs, the pupils seem to invade these pastoral scenes without disrupting them, in the style of a Surrealist collage.

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Photo: Florent Chevrot
Laurent Grasso
French, b. 1972
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Laurent Grasso creates immersive installations that address science, fears, contemporary mythologies, and the unknowable using video, sculpture, painting, and archival photography. His “Uraniborg” labyrinth installation employs celestial observation as a lens through which to capture the relationships between Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory, videos from the funeral of Pope John Paul II, Renaissance-inspired paintings, and neon lights in the shape of a star cluster discovered by Galileo, among others. Seeking to produce an unsettling experience that leads his audience to feel lost and question what they know, Grasso aims to “create spaces that [suggest] another temporality.” Surreal and ambiguous, yet not entirely out of the realm of possibility, Grasso’s installations are at once a timeless and comprehensive synthesis of the past, present, and future.

Laurent Grasso

Studies into the past

Oil on canvas, framed in oak wood
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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