Curved Lines

May 17 - June 06 2019

Opera Gallery Monaco

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Opera Gallery Monaco

May 17 - June 06 2019

1 avenue Henri Dunant
Palais de la Scala
98000 Monaco

+377 9797 5424

Opening hours

Mon - Sat : 10am - 7pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-17 00:00:00 2019-06-06 00:00:00 Curved Lines

In the beginning, there was matter. Its endless evolution and permutations make up the universe and all life as we know it. With Curved Lines, we present to you two artists, French sculptor Benoit Lemercier and American painter James Austin Murray, who are both interested in the concepts of change and visual perception.

Each artists create artworks that are tactile, sensitive and seductive in their simple elegance. Lemercier presents, in this exhibition, two series of sculptures: the angular and dense Hypercubes and the light and fluid Superstrings, both inspired by perspective and dimensionality. He renders unimaginable scale visible in front of our eyes. Murray, is a magician of infinite variation contained in the surface of a single black canvas. He uses primordial ivory black paint, made from charred bones or ivory, that mankind has favoured from prehistory.

Each of them brings their concept into focus through the artwork they create. Suddenly, when viewing, background noise disappears, replaced by intricately rendered detail, demanding both our attention and ambient reflection which animates the work. We stand before these works as if we are children once more, in awe, witnessing the vibration of particles, offering a glimpse of the unknown and mysterious universe. We want to ask the most basic questions. What is it? What will it become?

We hope that this intense dialogue between two artists, brings to you a moment of wonder and tranquility, mesmerised by the curved lines that lead deeper into our hearts and outwards towards the infinite.

1 avenue Henri Dunant
Palais de la Scala, 98000 Monaco
Opera Gallery Monaco monaco@operagallery.com
Introduction

In the beginning, there was matter. Its endless evolution and permutations make up the universe and all life as we know it. With Curved Lines, we present to you two artists, French sculptor Benoit Lemercier and American painter James Austin Murray, who are both interested in the concepts of change and visual perception.

Each artists create artworks that are tactile, sensitive and seductive in their simple elegance. Lemercier presents, in this exhibition, two series of sculptures: the angular and dense Hypercubes and the light and fluid Superstrings, both inspired by perspective and dimensionality. He renders unimaginable scale visible in front of our eyes. Murray, is a magician of infinite variation contained in the surface of a single black canvas. He uses primordial ivory black paint, made from charred bones or ivory, that mankind has favoured from prehistory.

Each of them brings their concept into focus through the artwork they create. Suddenly, when viewing, background noise disappears, replaced by intricately rendered detail, demanding both our attention and ambient reflection which animates the work. We stand before these works as if we are children once more, in awe, witnessing the vibration of particles, offering a glimpse of the unknown and mysterious universe. We want to ask the most basic questions. What is it? What will it become?

We hope that this intense dialogue between two artists, brings to you a moment of wonder and tranquility, mesmerised by the curved lines that lead deeper into our hearts and outwards towards the infinite.

Available artworks

James Austin Murray, Calculating Azimuth, 2018
James Austin Murray, In Her Presence, 2019
James Austin Murray, What Trees Think, 2019
Benoit Lemercier, Superstrings, 2016
Benoit Lemercier, Superstrings, 2017
Benoit Lemercier, Superstrings, 2018