When art becomes hypnotic
Philippe Decrauzat is an artist working in Lausanne and Paris. He exploits the field of abstraction with the ambition of pushing perception beyond the limits of the image to create a spatial presence.
By manipulating a multitude of lines that synchronize to form undulating, superimposed and intertwined patterns with powerful moiré effects, Philippe Decrauzat’s works offer us a set of kinetic optics that provoke both the eye and the body.
The artist is most interested in the direct relationship that optical art has with viewers and the way it influences their minds.
From murals to drawings, from sculptures to installations, he often seeks to destabilise our perception of space, to make it vibrate or expand.
Born in 1974 in Switzerland, Philippe Decrauzat is a graduate of the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ÉCAL), a university of art and design, and is one of four artists in the running for the Marcel-Duchamp Prize 2022.
The Marcel-Duchamp Prize is awarded by the Association pour la diffusion internationale de l’art français (ADIAF) and was created in 2000 to reward the most influential talents on the French art scene.
The winner will be announced on 17 October.
“Marcel-Duchamp Prize 2022” – Gallery 4, Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris 4th
From 4 October 2022