About the artist
Laurent Grasso creates mysterious atmospheres in which the boundaries of what we perceive and what we think we know are challenged. His films, sculptures, paintings and photographs immerse the viewer in an uncanny world of uncertainty.
A graduate of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, Grasso
was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture
(2016) and the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2008), and held membership in the French
Academy in Rome — Villa Medici (2004-2005).
Grasso’s most notable solo exhibitions in recent years include ‘PARAMUSEUM’ (2016) at Palais Fesch, Ajaccio, ‘Élysée’ (2016) in Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, and ‘Soleil Noir’ (2015) at the Foundation d’Entreprise Hermès, Tokyo.
Grasso’s work has been exhibited worldwide, notably at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; MASS MoCa, North Adams, and Centre Pompidou-Metz, and is held in collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul.
Selected Artworks of Laurent Grasso
Solar Wind, 2016
Light installation, software translating solar activity in real-time, based on data provided by four scientific laboratories
13th arrondissement, Paris
More info at: solarwind.fr
Each sculpture: approx. 0,6 x 0,5 x 0,5 m
Permanent installation, public commission
ENSAE Paritech, Paris Saclay University
Glass structure and drilled sheet steels
3,5 x 18 x 4 m
Paris, rooftop of Palais de Tokyo
Infinite Light, 2008
Neon, transformer, metal structure
80 x 3 m
Hunter College of Art, New York