Lionel Estève



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Year 2020
Medium cotton and linen thread, glass beads
Size (cm) 8 x 8 x 10 cm
Size (in) 3,14 x 3,14 x 3,93 inches
Edition 8

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.

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