Until Jan. 7, 2024, Espace Louis Vuitton Venice presents Fabrice Hyber with his installation “The Invisible Forest“.
French artist Fabrice Hyber began producing artworks in the 1980s, which immediately stood out in the art scene, before enrolling in scientific studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, France. Incorporating fields as diverse as mathematics, neuroscience, business, history and astrophysics into her art, Hyber explores the boundaries between art and science. Feelings of love, the body and nature are also central to the artist’s work, with a specific focus on trees and the color green. The practice of painting and drawing forms the starting point of the artist’s creative process, as he presents his ideas and invents new figures, which slowly come to life in his striking works.
Hyber created an on-site installation in which the artist revives the forgotten forest of Venice in the heart of Espace Louis Vuitton Venice. Reappearing as ancestral ghosts, the tree trunks, planted in the silt of the city centuries ago, stabilized the islands and helped build the city. Framing the exhibition space, which contains both a house and a clearing, ghostly glass trees and celestial bodies form a monumental stained glass window. Shadows dance and become light, giving way to life and inviting visitors to daydream in a crystallized forest, to observe the history of the city and its memory, contrasted with the challenges of modern times.
Location: Espace Louis Vuitton, Venice
Schedule: until Jan. 7, 2024