Thierry Dreyfus: New Series
Opening October 7, 2020 – November TBD, 2020
This October, Les Ateliers Courbet will unveil a new body of work by esteemed French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus. The series includes new sculptural lamps, each embodying the artist’s poetic vocabulary. Dreyfus’s latest “Objets de Lumière” (Objects of Light), available exclusively at Les Ateliers Courbet since 2015, expand on the artist’s significant body of work and his continuous explorations of light as an ethereal medium able to elicit and engage emotions.
First introduced to light in the worlds of theater and opera, Dreyfus has mastered and harnessed the medium since 1985, using its wide spectrum of expressions to create ephemeral experiences informed by their environment. He has garnered worldwide recognition with an extensive portfolio of public art installations commissioned by international cities and institutions, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Grand Palais in Paris.
Part of significant collections around the world, Dreyfus’s signature editions draw inspiration from the work of Old European Masters as well as Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti. Ranging from prototypes of lamps filled with salt crystals to square-section neon tubes carefully refracting the natural light, each piece bears its own character, reflecting the artist’s never-ending curiosity to expand on the perception of light.
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