Duck One Arch
French artist Cyril Lancelin invites the viewer to play with places and spaces. Once an architect by profession, now an artist with vision, Cyril Lancelin creates colorful inflatable structures inserted in contrast to the surrounding architecture for a new experience for the viewer. Duck One Arch represents all of this: a huge yellow inflatable winding through space with two duck heads at the ends. This duck, derived from the imagery of children’s toys and the pop universe, is a stylized representation of the animal. For the artist, the work also becomes a representation of endangered animal species and the limits of our planet’s resources, a symbol of the transformation our planet is undergoing at this time.
Cyril Lancelin (1975, Lyon, France) is a French artist. Cyril Lancelin develops hybrid work made of sculptures, immersive installations, drawings, virtual experiences and videos that create links between the physical and the fictional. It is from a plastic vocabulary based on primitive geometry that connects architecture and the human body, the every day and the functional, the perennial and the ephemeral, science and nature. He began his career in the 1990s working for architectural firms and artists in Paris and Los Angeles, using 3D modelling techniques and virtual images, after this period in 2016 he opened his own studio, Town and Concrete. Currently his research also focuses on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, for the exploration of different dimensions of reality. His practice is shaped by immersion and movement, innovation, and the search for a world that is half virtual and mathematical and half real. He has made his installations at various events around the world, from China to Europe, from Arab countries to America. Notions of repetition and parametric generation are recurring themes in his work. He foresees our journey into a world of multiplied and shared data.