Shut and Open at the Same Time, 2016

Miami Beach 2017
Parra & Romero
Black and white paint on aluminum
The sculptures Orator and Shut and Open at the Same Time are inspired by the principles of tensegrity, an architectural coinage from the 1950s referring to a structure’s ‘tensional integrity.’ The Latvian Constructivist Gustav Klutsis employed these principles in his Soviet agitprop graphic designs. A common thread in the work of Philippe Decrauzat is his appropriation of the historic avant-garde as a means to explore questions of visual and spatial perception that are closer to the digital era. In this case, between the two sculptures we observe the transition of the same form from two-dimensionality to threedimensionality in works that play with the boundaries between the line and the surface.