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Léonard Martin

Born 1991 in Paris (France),
lives and works in Paris (France)

Léonard Martin’s most recent works bring together Paolo Uccello’s Renaissance paintings and giant carnival puppets. In particular, the works explore the movement of the puppets and the mazzocchio — a type of Florentine headwear, whose geometric shape inspired the work of the Italian painter — allowing numerous viewpoints. The work conceived by Léonard Martin transforms drawn lines into a sculptural ensemble of inflatable forms created for the public “to be able to step into, as if into a moving drawing.” Visitors can actually walk around the work, as if the sculptures’ breathing brought about constant changes of scale, demonstrating the optical processes that painters use to transpose reality onto canvas.

With the assistance of Diatex, Airstar and ajc3dim
With the kind collaboration of Espace et Cie

Acknowledgements : Christophe Bourgeois and the members of Airstar

Au premier plan : Léonard Martin, La Mêlée, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale]. © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Photo : Blaise Adilon Au second plan : Chou Yu-Cheng, Goods, Acceleration, Package, Express, Convenience, Borrow, Digestion, Regeneration, PAPREC Group, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 et [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale and] PAPREC Group. © Blaise Adilon