What if the broken, torn, rusted boats on distorted scales echo the distant memory of the captain and at the end of the trip, there only remained a sculptural form carrying the stigmata of life? What if, on the contrary, we returned to the early departure? That of small boats, sailboats, liners on the way to the open seas?
Lionel Tran continues his research through the sculpture & the shaping of steel sheets. His ships, rooted in the visions of his childhood, are reincarnated today under the powerful fire of the electric arc & the plasma torch.
It’s all about the poetry of the boat that finally stops