Born in 1978 in Nice, France
Works and lives in Villefranche-sur-Mer et Paris, France
The origin of this scuplture, made of rolls of aluminium, lies in the idea of transporting and building one’s own world and also alludes to the myth of Sisyphus. For having dared to defy the gods, Sisyphus was condemned to eternally roll a rock to the top of a hill in Tartarus, which would slide back down each time before reaching the summit, as told in The Odyssey. This punishment was justified by Sisyphus’s reputation as a rascal and a criminal, which he had acquired during his lifetime.
Emmanuel Régent has developed a body of work comprising as much classical technical as cutting- edge technology. Known for his intentionally incomplete drawings, always done in fine black felt-tip, the artist has also established sculptural and pictorial practices of his own. He expands the possibilities of creations with variable geometry around the concepts of erasure and slowness.