le dpi, 2006
Born in Chateauroux in 1970, Rainier Lericolais lives and works in Paris. Music ? of which, as with cinema or literature, her prefers the experimental type ? is the common factor in a variety of modes of expression: sculpture, video, records, fanzines etc. For this artist/musician, ?sound is above all a drawing? and he has materialized this idea in the form of pianos made of cardboard, landscapes composed of waveforms or impressions of vinyl records in aluminium. His taste for experimentation (drawings with glue or rubbings) and DIY art is intended to demythologize art and its icons - like his image of John Cage ?unpainted? using water. Poetic in their precariousness, Rainier Lericolais? oeuvres are featured in the collections of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Limousin FRAC. He has enjoyed several solo exhibitions, notably at the Confort Moderne in Poitiers (France).