Vincent Lamouroux - Belvédère(s), 2011 / Jardins du Cloitre de l'Abbaye de Fontevraud, Pays de la Loire, France

Vincent Lamouroux

In his sculptural works which are often conceived and made specifically for the context in which they are shown, Vincent Lamouroux develops a world that is at once visual and physical, informed by minimalist forms, spatial and architectural utopias. Héliscope, a work made for the chapel in Thouars, invites visitors to climb the sloping spiral staircase they see before them, where, after their steep climb, they can enjoy the view, suspended over their surroundings. Likewise, Salt Flats and So far, so good are works made on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah – in the middle of the salt desert that is occasionally used to race machines designed to go faster than an aeroplane. They constitute an overturned double dome open to the wind, which merges with the landscape before eventually becoming totally absorbed by it. Lamouroux has had solo exhibitions, among others, at De Bijloke Centre d’art contemporain, Gand, Belgium (2010), Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France (2010), (C) lust, art2120, Los Angeles (2007), Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York (2004). Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France) in 1974, Vincent Lamouroux works and lives in Paris.