LE DIAMANTAIRE (PARIS)
Invitation to the vernissage & exhibition
Thursday 6 July 2017 from 18:00
Three years after his last show in Switzerland, Le Diamantaire (the diamond grinder) returns to the Trace Gallery for a solo exhibition titled “Second Life”. Le Diamantar’s artistic practice began in the late 2000s when he began to produce sparkling objects from found mirrors on the facades of Paris. To the delight of all who unexpectedly discovered one of them.
Even today, Le Diamantaire begins his work by searching the streets of Paris for the disposal of mirrored material, to which he breathes a second life, a “Second Life”. The mirrors are first cut into complex shapes, after which they are applied to an elaborate steel construction which has been manufactured in advance. Some works take the form of a diamond, others like a star. Seen from the front, they reflect the environment contextually, in all facets, and thus reflect life around the world – depending on the light and the viewer, again and again.
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