Born 1960 in Istanbul (Turkey),
lives and works in Basel (Switzerland)
Renée Lévi’s paintings spread out in space and transform it: architecture becomes paint; and pigments, an environment. Her interventions are usually executed with spraycans, a precarious technique that pressurises paint, enabling direct, radical or misty touches depending on the artist’s motions and speed. For the Biennale, Lévi takes over almost all the spaces on the first floor of macLYON for an immersive installation that leads the public into a landscape dictated by the tension of space and of abstract painting.