Komakino, peinture murale
Philippe Decrauzat (1974, Lausanne) has worked in various media: painting, sculpture, installations, works on paper, and film. Using intentionally limited chromatic ranges and uniformly flat surfaces, he produces complex geometric compositions. His vast wall painting, Komakino, filled an area on the second floor subdivided into three parts, accentuating the architectural structure of the space. Visitors entered the space through the main entrance, arriving at the center of a regular, but discontinuous, repetition of black and white patterns. Decrauzat used Brion Gysin’s “dream machine” cut-out shapes as the basis for his composition. While the complexity of the trompe l’oeil designs created by the artist may not have caused everyone’s synapses to fire, they certainly provided a new perspective to the walls. The patterns called to mind passages and holes, as if the viewer were in the middle of a box and each side opened onto a parallel universe.