Éric Beauplace is a visual artist born in 1962 in the Paris area. He manipulates materials, creates colors and volumes, composes, but his tools are neither those of the sculptor, nor of the painter.
Nothing is fixed in his works, the movement never ceases, and for good reason: they are intimately linked to the surrounding light, to the movements of the spectator and of each eye which settles there. Eric Beauplace’s wall sculptures use the material as a receptor for light and create bridges from one to the other, offering an intense optical experience.
Acrylic glass, a versatile and living material, is a regular part of the process. The artist cuts out pieces of varying sizes and shapes, and assembles them on often neutral backgrounds, using small metal rods. He composes with the void, fragmenting it, creating spaces where light can filter through.
Transparencies and reflections, shimmering, diffractions, and many other phenomena arise from this, multiplying the reading tracks. The colors are born, mixed and emancipated, the motifs are repeated and give rhythm to the whole. The randomness extends the work indefinitely, in a harmony of plastic contingencies meticulously set up by the artist.
As a spectator of what he creates, Eric Beauplace is a researcher: he experiments, observes, exhausts and renews his creative processes. His work is a constant experience to which he invites the viewer. More than a message, the artist wants to evoke escape, perhaps even meditation.
Then a walker in the middle of this changing environment, the artist proposes today to the spectator a way of which he is the center, and which traverses the work without never encircling it completely. An intimacy is tied up, dimensional, chromatic, according to the visible. Unpublished, fluid and highly visual, the work of Eric Beauplace is thus lived by the contemplation, and to lose itself well there, enriches us of a new spirituality.