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Ellipse. Bertrand Lamarche

45 min visit

Galerie Jérôme Poggi
30 Nov → 11 Jan 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.

« A plunge into Bertrand Lamarche's fantasized architecture!  »

Do you like cities transformed, redesigned, reinvented? The city, its streets, its atmospheres, its climate, these are the ingredients of the unique work of the French artist Bernard Lamarche. Indeed, our urban imagination is marked by iron and glass towers, the tight mesh of the streets, the neon lights. The buildings surround us, overhang us and crush us. It is in these forms and impressions that Bertrand Lamarche finds his inspiration. His work is based on an observation of urban and architectural developments in the industrial and post-industrial world, particularly in the city of Nancy. Built on either side of the railway line, it is crossed by trains whose running offers a vision of a landscape redesigned over time: we see the evolutions of a changing city for people in transition. Lamarche recomposed these architectures, realized in sculptural form, and finally switched the scale ratio. In his work, man is no longer crushed by the weight of structures, but dominates the landscape. The exhibition is like a game board that is open to us: we walk among familiar urban forms, yet so small, intoxicating us with the new feeling of all power.


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