“How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.”
– Victor Hugo
After having been displayed throughout the summer of 2022 under the vaults of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier as part of the partnership between the Metropolis of Orleans and Danysz Gallery, "Tumultes" is presented from January 28 to February 25, 2023 at Danysz Paris - Marais. Icy and Sot, Liu Bolin, Robert Montgomery, Charles Pétillon, Rero and Saype, invite us to a deep reflection on the place of human beings in the world we live in.
Known for his use of camouflage in order to blend into the landscape (unless it is the landscape that absorbs him), Liu Bolin invites us to discover the photographs of his famous series "Invisible Man" along with a sculpture made of motherboards. A way to literally merge with nature and to sound the death knell of a binary vision of humans separated from their environment, and invites us to question whether our species isn’t perhaps on the path to being dissolved into the technological, economic and political structures of the contemporary age.
Without forgetting Saype, who distinguishes himself by his monumental interventions on the ground on thousands of square meters of grass, earth or sand, which reveal all their magnitude seen from the sky. With his works, ephemeral by nature, a combination between street-art and land-art, he questions our societies on our excesses while calling for more solidarity. Guillaume Legros alias Saype, passionate about philosophical and existential questions, explores issues around human and nature. This approach leads to the creation of scenes in the most unexpected places with eco-responsible and biodegradable paint on grass.