Richer explores places; to comprehend the world, he discerns, divides up, classifies and maps out. As it were,he establishes a nomenclature incorporating a poetic vision with scientific rigour. The exhibition venue becomes a terrain for experiment for this artist/surveyor, who makes systematic use of the inventory and the grid as approaches to an exhaustive treatment of his subjects. In their relationship with the universe, his works perturb the perception of a viewer caught between microcosm and macrocosm.
For his nomination to the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2014, Evariste Richer (°1969, France) showed his works at FIAC, Paris, at the Musée desBeaux-Arts de Rouen and at the Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (Germany). He has also had solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (France), at the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage Ile de Vassivière and at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany).