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  • Didier Marcel

    Michel Rein | Paris

    The color white has been an essential component of the art of Didier Marcel from the start, a formidably effective means of drawing attention to the form of an object while transforming the way it is perceived—at once exhibiting it and marking its absence. White is embodied in this new exhibition in the form of drawings photographed very close up and in sculptures made of synthetic materials like polyester resin, looking something like frost-covered or sugarcoated tree trunks. The particularity of this particular white, in relation to the plaster or paint the artist usually uses, has to do with

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