Classic & Smart
34, rue de l’Alma
The work of Briac Leprêtre take two forms: watercolors that he paints from photographs and furniture made out of styrofoam. Two seemingly incompatible artistic orientations which he nevertheless makes work. In these two installations, watercolor and furniture oscillate between decoration and sculpture, imitating an interior. The sculpted chimney resembles a real working chimney, and the dresser can be used as a dresser. These are elements that make us wonder if they are or are not part of the actual exhibit.
For his exhibit at 40mcube, Briac Leprêtre brings his work as a furniture maker to a new level that fills the whole space and radically changes its architectural style. He thus adds a layer of interpretation to this once neutral boutique.
Photo: Patrice Goasduff.
Briac Leprêtre, Classic & Smart, 2005. Produced by 40mcube. Photo: Patrice Goasduff.