Sébastien Preschoux (1974), Slinky, mural painting, wires, 2019
Under the artistic direction of Quai 36, the French artist Sébastien Preschoux has created Slinky, two works located in the Jardins de l'Arche, under the pedestrian promenade linking the Jardin Gilles Clément to the Terrasses Valmy.
The mural and pictorial work revisits the characteristic coverings of the 70s and 80s with a sequence of colours, shapes and playful kinetic effects, imagined to artistically accompany the users' journey. The artist thus wishes to capture the attention of passers-by through a graphic journey whose lines are channelled into a colourful spiral.
The second work is an installation which, in dialogue with the fresco, has been conceived as an immersion where only the movement of the human being brings the material to life, the work being visible only if the passer-by raises his eyes. A three-dimensional installation conceived with taut, geometric threads, a technique characteristic of the artist's work.
A word about the artist
Sébastien Preschoux, a self-taught Parisian artist, is known for his hand-made installations of stretched threads and geometric designs. Emphasizing the importance of manual labour, the artist praises the value and possibilities of the human body as the perfect tool for creating and appreciating art.
Slinky - Sébastien Preschoux