About the Artwork
Body pays tribute to the automobile as sculpture within the urban landscape. Parked along the pavement, these often-overlooked forms constitute numerous hours of work by designers who strive to make them attractive, reassuring, harmonious, and sometimes sensual. Every contour of Body – as well as the treatment of its surface – evokes the shape of the automobile’s curves; the proportions of which have been exaggerated to sublimate the movement and finally render it «visible». Produced at the Renault Factory, the object is comprised of twelve sections, generated by eleven randomly shaped cuts. Each segment is painted in gradations of the three primary colours, with each hue fading into white. Body is a celebration of artistic and industrial reflections on form and mobility.
Guyancourt, October 2011
© Jean-Luc Moulène / ADAGP 2018 Images courtesy the artist, Chantal Crousel and Thomas Dane Gallery Produced by Renault Automobiles Photos: Marc Domage and Bill Jacobson
Aluminum structure, basalt fibre, resins, paints
250 x 850 x 350 cm