Rainier Lericolais

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Rainier Lericolais' works, both plastic and musical, have in common the notion of recorded memory. He collects artefacts and symbols from many cultural stratums, gathering them to compose visual, sound or spatial works in which he mixes musical, cinematic, plastic and literary references. His work analyses our relation with the way of remembering and recording the sounds and voices of our environment. For LOODD he created a wax cilindre, one of the first inventions to record the human voice. He composed a poetic sound fragment which is put on the wax cilindre. The viewer/listener can download the recorded composition via the website of the artist.

This subject can also be found in his works on paper: photograms, oscillograms, scannograms (recording of light in the form of vibrating waves), record prints (Phantômes).
This ability to imprint an experienced moment on a medium - and its fragility - are obsessional topics for Rainier Lericolais. It enables him to consider the conditions for an object to appear in its time.
« Between fascination for the avant-garde's aesthetic of the 20s and offbeat humor on the 80s technology, it produces negative prints and fossils' traces which, casually, are mostly large sound abstractions. » (Thibault de Ruyter)

SOLO SHOWS

2020
SONATE, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Galerie Le Minotaure, Galerie Alain le Gaillard, Paris
Rainier Lericolais, Musée du vieux Nîmes, Nîmes

2019
Cut up, La Mauvaise Réputation, Bordeaux
Mille fragments, Galerie Eric Linard, Val des Nymphes
Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
2018
Galerie Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg
URDLA - centre international estampe & livre, Villeurbanne, France

2016
Musique Expériementale Castelleroussine, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Châteauroux, France

2015
Rainier Lericolais, Eric Linard Galerie, Le Val de Nymphes, France

2014
Fossiles, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

2013
Rainier Lericolais, Fondation La Borie, Solignac, France

2012
Volume 4, Frac Limousin, Limoges, France
Sérendipité, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

2011
Abstracks, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Éditions, Galerie Florence Loewy, Paris, France

2010
Domaine départemental de Chamarande, France
Intangible, école régionale des beaux-arts, Rouen, France
Scannogramme, Clockwork Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Lam, bruits de fond(s), galerie Net Art, musée d'Art moderne Lille Métropole, France

2009
Le Malentendu est productif, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

2007
galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

2006
Galerie Decimus Magnus Art, Bordeaux, France
Second Rapport Annuel, Galerie de l'école supérieure des beaux-arts, Tours, France
SMP, Marseille, France
Galerie Cortex-Atletico, Bordeaux, France

2004
Copie, galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France
Jazz Punk Great, Librairie Florence Loewy, Paris, France
Rainier Lericolais et Loredana Sperini, Dina4Projekte, Münich, Germany

2003
Centre Culturel J.P. Fabrègue, St Yrieix-la-Perche, France
Ecole municipale des beaux-arts - Galerie Edouard-Manet, Gennevilliers, France
CPERFORMANCES
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée d'art Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Musée de la Chasse, Paris, France
Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Paris, France
Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelone, France
Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Lille, France
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Victoria Albert Museum, Londres, United-Kingdom
le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Le Tripostal, Lille, France
Les instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France
Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Souffle Continu, Paris, France
Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
Beauhaus, Bruxelles, Belgium

Born in 1970 in Châteauroux
Lives and works in Paris

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Rainier Lericolais