About the artist
The work of Lionel Estève lies amidst the crossroads of drawing, sculpture and installation. The informality and fragility conveyed – features typical in the pieces of his production – stir up our perception of an endless reality, as they reveal a space that appears manifest and almost tangible. The playful interaction of his work with space, colors and sensorial perception results from a meticulous research that involves a wide array of materials. His creations yield some sort of balance between randomness, motion, iteration and rigorousness.
“I see my artworks as something mental. I hope they come alive in the same way in the minds of the public. I don’t expect people to understand, but I want my work to lighten their spirits. From the start, I’ve worked on “projects”, not linked to a continuous discourse, but as disconnected entities. I define a certain work or a certain exhibition as a whole in relation to an environment, a context, my wishes. That gives me a great deal of freedom in terms of aims, media and attitude.”
Born in 1967 in Lyon (France), Lionel Estève currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.