Eric Michel studied visual arts and music at a very young age using the Martenot method. Initially focused on classical music, then rock and underground, he became interested in painting and sculpture at the end of the eighties. He has had many shows in Japan and participated in the Kawasaki Contemporary Art Biennial in 2003. Since 2004, he has exhibited in France, as well as London, New York, Miami, Shanghai and San Francisco.
Eric Michel's work on light – in particular his paintings saturated with pure pigments, his videos and his fluorescent installations – is part of a tradition that seeks the immaterial, in keeping with artists like Yves Klein, James Turrell and Dan Flavin.
From the infinitely small to the infinitely large, from material to immaterial, from research to pure sensitivity, the artist and the scientist take us across space-time, the better to understand environnemental issues. The installation reveals a monumental chandelier made from lame and luminous fabric, standing in the center of the courtyard, magnified by the mirror on the ground. By mobilizing imagination, amazement and surprise, the installation reveals in an artistic way recent innovations and knowledge related to light. Find the keys to understanding them on the CNRS Platonium website.
Project CNRS - International Year of Light. In partnership with University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the University of Lyon, with the participation of ILM, IRCELYON and CRAL.