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Almine Rech

Oliver Beer, Resonance Painting (Instant Crush), 2022

© Oliver Beer - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Chunho An

Artist Talk: Oliver Beer

May 23, 2024 at 3 pm | Centre d'Art Contemporain at Hangar 107, Rouen, France

Oliver Beer’s solo exhibition Resonance Paintings - Nymphéas opens on May 23, 2024, at the Centre d'Art Contemporain at Hangar 107, Rouen, France, as part of the ‘Normandie Impressionniste’ festival, in partnership with Frac Normandie.

On the occasion of the opening, the artist will be in conversation with Philippe Platel, director of the ‘Normandie Impressionniste’ festival, on May 23 at 3pm.

Translating musical harmony into an impressive visual language on canvas, the artist's Resonance Paintings offer us a highly singular interpretation of Monet's famous Nymphéas. After recording the sounds of the waterlily pond at Giverny, Oliver Beer placed a loudspeaker under a horizontally oriented canvas upon which dry powdered pigment had been scattered. The sounds of the pond cause the canvas to vibrate, moving and shaping the pigment into visual representations of sound waves.

Centre d'Art Contemporain at Hangar 107 | Rouen, France
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Starting at 3 pm