Laurent Grasso, ‘The Owl of Minerva’, 2017, Sculpture, Onyx, LED, Sean Kelly Gallery
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Laurent Grasso

The Owl of Minerva, 2017

Onyx, LED
15 3/4 × 14 9/16 × 2 9/16 in
40 × 37 × 6.5 cm
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Location
New York
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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, ‘The Owl of Minerva’, 2017, Sculpture, Onyx, LED, Sean Kelly Gallery
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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

The Owl of Minerva, 2017

Onyx, LED
15 3/4 × 14 9/16 × 2 9/16 in
40 × 37 × 6.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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