Laurent Da sylva is a french contemporary artist, born in 1979 and is currently based in Lyon, France. He received the Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques at Ecole Superieure d’Arts et Céramique de Tarbes in 2005 and the Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (MFA) at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon in 2007.

Da sylva’s main body of work is contemplative in nature, encouraging the viewer to observe and reflect on the core elements in his works, such as time and light. In his series of Enigmatic abstract paintings, the foundation for his artworks are meteorological data specific to solar radiation, which he translates plastically through graphic protocols into minutely measured variations of matter. Playing with levels of representation, different scales and different planes, these accumulations of luminous substances create paintings of enigmatic abstract landscapes. Each artwork within this series has been mechanically engraved according to the recorded meteorological data. The nicer that the recorded weather was, the thiner and brighter is the background material of the painting. The titles include the place, the data, the duration one the frequency of the meteorological records. Da sylva likes to refer to his practice as an observatory of time, that has its own temporality - the work in progress.

Selected exhibitions:

Chaque jour est un arbre qui tombe, La Serre, Saint Étienne, France 2019,  Sculptura 4, Villa Balthazar, Valence, France 2018,  H(orizon), Un-Spaced gallery, Paris, France (Solo) 2017, Jeune Création, 66° édition, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France 2016, 



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