#IntheStudio Laurent Grasso takes us inside his Paris studio. Grasso describes the studio’s function as “a research machine,” a place where he is able to live with his artworks to better understand them. Grasso’s creative process includes extensive periods of research and the creation of conceptual statements for each project, realized through various experimentations.
Incorporating imagery culled from the cinema and art history, #LaurentGrasso works in video, sculpture, painting, and drawing, to recreate phenomena – both human and natural – that set up surreal and ambiguous juxtapositions of time and space. Grasso often intentionally manipulates imagery by imposing unique and unusual perspectives onto his subject matter, thereby subverting the viewer's instinct to accept what they see at face value. A continually shifting viewpoint is at the heart of Grasso's aesthetic sensibility – in Grasso's words, "the idea is to construct a floating viewpoint, thereby creating a discrepancy in relation to reality. We move from one viewpoint to another, and that's also how we manufacture states of consciousness."
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