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Alexandre Darmon, Nematic Ocean

Alexandre Darmon Nematic Ocean, 2016

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : fine art print, Water

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    23.6 x 35.4 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Dibond

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 18 copies
    2 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Not Signed

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    The patterns displayed here are somehow reminiscent of Hokusai’s famous « Great Wave ». Taken under a microscope equipped with a low-magnification lens, this unstable nematic liquid crystal takes the shape of a raging sea. The alternation of black and white stripes reflects the painful reorientation of the elongated molecules that compose this mesomorphic phase. The presence of larger colored stripes provides evidence of differences in thickness within the sample.
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Alexandre Darmon

France Born in: 1987
Translation in progress

Alexandre’s scientific career led him to work as a young researcher in a research laboratory in Paris. During his PhD, he specialized in liquid crystal and was particularly interested in the intricate behavior of these elongated molecules when placed on curved surfaces. Alexandre developed a real fascination for these objects that interact with light in such a spectacular manner. “Looking at liquid crystals through the microscope is like looking at the stars through a telescope. The scales are different, but the magic is just the same”. With this peculiar state of matter, his microscope and three years ahead of him, Alexandre found the ideal playground to let his photographic creativity flourish.
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