Spotlight on: Swiss artist Philippe Decrauzat

 Chosen for  THERESPONSIVEI.COM  by Eva Zanardi  

Philippe Decrauzat, Installation view, at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, 2009.

Philippe Decrauzat, Installation view, at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, 2009.

Philippe Decrauzat, 'One Two Three Four Five + Can I Crash Here', 2005. © Blaise Adilon.

Philippe Decrauzat, ‘One Two Three Four Five + Can I Crash Here’, 2005. © Blaise Adilon.

Philippe Decrauzat, 'N. 1974, Untitled #3', acrylic on canvas, 2008.

Philippe Decrauzat, ‘N. 1974, Untitled #3’, 2008, acrylic on canvas.

Philippe Decrauzat,  'Pour Tout Diviser', Installation view,  at Elizabeth Dee, New York, September 13 – October 29, 2014. Photo: Etienne Frossard. © Philippe Decrauzat.

Philippe Decrauzat,  ‘Pour Tout Diviser’, Installation view, at Elizabeth Dee, New York, September 13 – October 29, 2014. Photo: Etienne Frossard. © Philippe Decrauzat. Courtesy The Artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York

Philippe Decrauzat, 'Up to You', 2005, acrylic on canvas, 265 x 240 cm.

Philippe Decrauzat, ‘Up to You’, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 265 x 240 cm.

Philippe Decrauzat, 'Lanquidity V', 2010. © Fondation Francès.

Philippe Decrauzat, ‘Lanquidity V’, 2010. © Fondation Francès.

From Artsy’s website,

“Philippe Decrauzat professes an interest in the “direct relationship Op art provides to the viewers and the way it influences their minds.” Decrauzat’s monochromatic, geometric sculptures, wall paintings, and installations are rooted in the traditions of Op art and Minimalism established in the 1960s and ’70s. Yet in subtly manipulating the relationships between his artworks and the spaces in which they are situated—arranging his works as a sort of navigational tool in a gallery, or arraying stripe paintings to create effects of light and shadow—Decrauzat imbues his historically rooted work with a 21st-century sensibility.”

For more information, visit Elizabeth Dee Gallery’s website.

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