Monday, September 08, 2014

Yarn Spinning Sébastien Preschoux Holds Solo Exhibition in Marrakech

French artist Sébastien Preschoux's exhibition, “The Resilience of the Centaur,” (“La Résilience du Centaure”) will premier at the David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, on September 12 and run until October 4

Sébastien Preschoux is a 35 year old self taught French Artist/Designer who recreates intricate webs with string as his material. He creates handmade works of art as a commentary to today’s generation which disposes of images with an industrial rapidity and cease to ask themselves about where these things are coming from. Sebastien strives to create art that is not easily reproduced and often temporary. His yarn installations arise from his graphic work and from the observation of the sunlight in nature.

With a computer you can make everything fast-paced and very flattering, everyone can fake it, so what’s the point? Nothing personal, nothing unique. It is so pleasant to have the surprise of the result, to feel that things can escape you and take an unexpected direction. The important thing is to have a tactile relationship with the material, to be able to dread the qualities and the defects.” - Sébastien Preschoux

The carefully constructed installations are installed on location – both in urban and forested settings. He constructs intricate structures of thread that beam from and through the surroundings. Through careful lighting, the pieces resemble lasers scanning the area, or giant spider webs strung across branches. The mathematical precision of Preschoux’s work contrasts with the unpredictable natural settings they fill.

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