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BrieucC dans son atelier

   Biography & artistic approach
 

Born in Brussels on August 24, 1976, BrieucC grew up in an artistic background, He was taught drawing and painting as a child following the Martenot method. He gradually developed a sensory approach to art, learning to balance shapes, volumes and colours.

Fascinated and attracted by light for as long as he can remember, it has been a trigger for BrieucC in his artistic work. In 2014, he designed and created his first work incorporating light. This work: "The Door", highly symbolic for him, marks the beginning of a new life.

His work will quickly evolve and focus on the question of
Movement and Perception.

Creator of his own artistic technique, his style is quite unique and recognizable.

His "angular art", as he calls it, is resolutely pure and contemporary, and part of kinetic art.

His works are made up of combinations of straight lines (cut-outs). Angular cuts are made in the wood to inscribe the imagined movement into the material, revealing the work through the physical experience of the viewer.This experience is necessary and an integral part of the artistic process.

Beyond pure aesthetics, he wants to encourage viewers to question their own vision by trying out other points of view.

 

The artist's creations come to life when the viewer moves, revealing shapes and contrasts, light and colour. He describes them as "living works". He describes them as 'living works', which allow people to come into contact with them, simply by contemplating them or interacting with them. He believes that there is a real relationship between the work and the viewer.

"Only movement and our ability to open up to other fields of vision allow us a fuller understanding of reality"

Nothing is ever perceived except from the place where we look. In response to this, BrieucC invites us to consider different points of view. Through his work and our experience of it, he encourages us to move and change in order to perceive more.

 

Shadow and contrast

From light to shadow and contrast

2023 marks the beginning of a new approach to perception, this time without artificial light. BrieucC began his new series under the name "Perception in Black and White", this time playing with contrasts and shadows to emphasise his point.

In this new approach, he is still driven by the same desire to encourage the viewer to move in order to perceive things differently, to try out the multiplicity of viewpoints and to question the relative reality of what they see from where they are.

 

 

Light


Movement, light and colors

BrieucC's luminous works are surprising and thought-provoking. From the outset, his research has focused on movement, light and colour. The artist proposes works that evolve in space and time. The viewer brings the work to life by moving in front of it, making the light appear or disappear, creating chromatic effects or suggesting movement in the work itself. He likes to play with the viewer's gaze and create surprise.

The kinetic, the optical and the contemplative

His work with light can be divided into three distinct artistic directions: kinetic, optical and contemplative.

Each of these directions has its own particularity and its own artistic intention.


For him, kinetic art is the strictest form, and will give pride of place to movement. The optical approach focuses on the changing colours in the background of his works, while the contemplative approach emphasises the form formed by the cut-outs and the fixed colours in the background.

Artistic technique
 

Entirely realized by him in his studio, the works of BrieucC are the concretization of a reflection and a precise and rigorous work.

His artistic process originates in drawing : successive and numerous sketches and drafts explore the subject while complying with the technical requirements of this specific artform.


His work is extremely precise and to obtain the desired results in his kinetic works, BrieucC uses and resorts to mathematics. These allow him to take into account the different parameters necessary to calculate the angles, to the tenth of a degree, for each of his cuts.

Thanks to mathematics, he plays on the space in which his works evolve by determining different virtual points of vision in order to obtain the optical effects that he has previously imagined.

He then creates the preparatory drawings and the numerous cutting marks directly on the wooden panel. Then, he cuts each line according to the angles previously calculated. BrieucC’s artwork requires utter calm and concentration : each piece is carved from a single section of wood, which is cut manually with millimeter-exact preciseness.

Once these cuttings are finished and the finishing touches are made (several stages of sanding and painting) BrieucC can then integrate the background of the work: another artistic creation made from either acrylic paint on wood panel, or digital printed creation for the optical works.

Concerning the latter, the chromatic nuances and tones visible through the cuts evolve in the movement and are, as for the whole of its creations, the result of the combination of the setting in light, the cuts and the artistic composition which constitutes the bottom of work.

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