Presage, Tranche

2007 – on going

Chemical landscape evolving in a glass tank, light, 37x28x5cm

The Présages series brings together aquatic landscapes chemically activated in glass tanks like hermetic little worlds cut off from our own. Worlds made out of minerals immersed in an aqueous solution, with the artist deploying a whole range of components according to the colours and shapes he hopes to bring into existence.
The rectangular tanks are placed against the walls of the exhibition; they cannot be moved without entailing their destruction. Their shape is similar to that of painted or photographed landscapes, the difference being that the landscapes in the tanks evolve slowly and constantly.