French metal artist comes to Hà Nội

Update: November, 10/2016 - 09:00
French metallurgical artist Laurent Barnavon presents his art project that he has been pursuing over the last 15 years at L’Espace. – Photo courtesy of L’Espace
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Today, at 6pm, L’Espace will open the installation exhibition Introspect 1996-2006 – Just An Impression by Laurent Barnavon, who won the Ferro Insight 2000 Alfred Bullerman Prize for metallurgical artists.

In 1996, considered a boom year for digital photography, images began to “land” in reality. The metaphysical revolution took Barnavon to an analysis of contemporary images. Inspired by pleats and geometry, the artist developed a unique technique for his work.

This year, he chose Hà Nội to present the project that he has been pursuing over the last 15 years.

Barnavon was attracted by the techniques of Asian artists that he encountered during his childhood, when he was living with a Vietnamese family in France. After graduating from the conceptual art institution Villa Arson, he spent six years experiencing both Asia and Europe.

His free entrance exhibition will open until December 11. L’Espace is at 24 Tràng Tiền Street. — VNS