Joanie Lemercier (Rennes, 1982) is a French artist living in Bristol. Lemercier works mainly with light and space as elements that alter the viewer's perception. He himself is influenced by artists such as James Turrell and projects such as Raster Noton, the record label.
Joanie Lemercier shows great interest in geometry, patterns, and minimalist forms that evolve through physical and philosophical approaches, combined with the possibilities that light can have as a means to manipulate the perception of reality.
In 2008, he co-founded the AntiVJ label with Yannick Jacquet, Romain Tardy and Olivier Ratsi. He worked on stage design for music festivals such as Mutek (Montreal, Mexico), with artists such as Flying Lotus (Roundhouse, London), and with Adrian Utley's band Portishead at the 2012 London Olympics. He has also designed architectural projections around the world.
In 2010, Lemercier began to work with installations in art galleries. In 2012, he participated in Art Basel Miami and at the Sundance film festival in 2013. He founded a creative studio in New York that, since 2015, is now located in Brussels, Belgium. The studio is focused on research, development, and artistic experimentation of light projection in space.
Light Canvas III 2012
High resolution video with Dibon print
Print 73 x 47 inches Video 2.5 minute loop