Paris La Défense

Paris La Défense 2019

Quai 36 has partnered with Paris La Défense, Europe's first business district, to offer its users an innovative artistic experience. The French artist Sébastien Preschoux has been invited to take over this space with the creation of two works that interact in echo with each other.

The mural and pictorial work revisits the characteristic wall claddings of the 1970s and 1980s with a series of playful colours, shapes and kinetic effects, designed to artistically accompany the users' journey. The artist thus wishes to capture the attention of passers-by through a graphic journey whose lines are channeled into a colourful spiral.

The second work is an installation which, in dialogue with the fresco, was conceived as an immersion where only the movement of the human being brings the material to life, the work being visible only if the passer-by raises his eyes. A three-dimensional installation designed with tensioned and geometric wires, a technique characteristic of the artist's work.

Sébastien Preschoux, a self-taught Parisian artist, is known for his hand-tight installations of stretched threads and geometric designs. Emphasizing the importance of manual work, the artist praises the value and possibilities of the human body as the perfect tool for creating and appreciating art.

The artist

The partner

Photo: © Nicolas Blscak

This mural artwork is still visible under La Jetée de Paris La Défense.

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