Antoine Renard - Strange Attractors

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, 2022
November 1, 2022
Galerie Nathalie Obadia is pleased to present Strange Attractors, Antoine Renard's first solo exhibition in Brussels, only one year after his exhibition in Paris. Essentially sculptural, the originality of Antoine Renard's work lies in the boldness of its elaboration: telluric, digital and chemical elements with the olfactory signature of fragrant effluvia are brought together. Antoine Renard is an artist-researcher: after receiving his Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique (DNSEP) at the Beaux-Arts de Dijon in 2008, he is currently completing a thesis on olfaction as an extended field of sculpture under the direction of Pascal Rousseau, in the frame of the SACRe doctoral programme between the PSL University and the Beaux-Arts de Paris. This dual competence allows him to develop hybrid creations that offer fertile ground for reflection in this very era of the 21st century. Communicative networks are generated through the activation of the visual and olfactory memories of the visitors. The exhibition space is thus transformed into a porous environment in which the works and those who experience them engage in a dialogue that occurs beyond the bounds of a perception of a reality that is constrained by one' s observation of it.