About this Artwork
Auville works with construction cement. Applying techniques used in the construction and ship building industries, he spreads the cement over high-density foam panels, creating pieces ranging in size from one to eight square meters.
#Z explores various nuances of one single grey. When sunset digests the colours there is only grey before darkness.
This work is inspired by walking along the North European Atlantic shores: indistinctness, mist ... and eventually brightness.
#Z is made of several layers of pigmented cement with a light satin varnish.
The sphere is made of chromated metal.
About the Artist
Pierre Auville is a French artist whose work investigates and incorporates the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of manufactured materials such as cement, concrete and steel. He was born in Le Havre, on the Normandy coast, and lives and works near Paris.