Laurent Grasso, ‘Zechariah's Vision’, 2017, Olivier Malingue
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Laurent Grasso

Zechariah's Vision, 2017

Marble
27 3/5 × 39 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
70 × 100 × 60 cm
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Olivier Malingue
London

Directly inspired by an unusual representation of a 18th-century 'Vision of Zechariah' by …

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Photo: David Bertolaso
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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Directly inspired by an unusual representation of a 18th-century 'Vision of Zechariah' by Ambroise Crozat, this rock-shaped sculpture features seven single eyes. Carved in marble, they seem to scrutinise the viewer like the one hundred eyes of Argos. This massive and strange stone calls to mind certain …

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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

Zechariah's Vision, 2017

Marble
27 3/5 × 39 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
70 × 100 × 60 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
Location
London
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