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Visual artist, Etienne Rey explores the very notion of space. His installations and sculpture explore the experience of both the tangible and intangible, of energy and attraction which bring into play physical phenomena, principally through the medium of light.
The artist lives and works in Marseille and is based at la Friche la Belle de Mai.
Etienne Rey's work explores the very notion of space, by challenging and displacing perception. He does this through the question of place and environment, the in situ and architecture which inform our discovery of spatial structures via the displacement and multiplication of perspectives.
The various installations all have one thing in common – they invite us to experience the tangible and intangible, energy and attraction which bring physical phenomena into play principally through the medium of light - reflexive transformations which operate between everyone's personal perception and the awareness of the impact of our presence.
His aim is to generate experiences of space. The pieces reveal how space is structured, between intangible installations made of fog and light and those that use materials with optical qualities, all his work explores filters of our perception of the environment which makes us question our relationship to what is real.
Etienne Rey's techniques draw on several kinetic artists' work, as well as minimalist and concrete artists. His principal references are Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Dan Graham, Larry Bell, Anish Kapoor, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sol LeWitt, Anthony McCall, Felice Varini.
At la Friche since: 2009