Photography led me to discover new ways of perceiving landscapes. My creative penchant and tastes have encouraged me to use this heightened perception to explore new horizons and challenges. As a result, scenes in the natural world have become the target of my camera’s viewfinder; gradually those scenes have become the settings rather than the subjects of my works.
My out-of-door creations aim to create contrasts between a subject and a site while highlighting the value of that site. Though the materials used are products of the earth a sense of other worldliness prevails.
During the week, as an “adult”, I draw straight lines between the walls of a workshop. At the weekend, as a “child”, I express myself through curved lines in the free open space of the natural world. This balance is essential for me.
Land art: to understand the artistic approach of Sylvain Meyer
TV report - April 2014 - Land art installation - EPFL Campus in Lausanne, Switzerland : http://www.latele.ch/play?i=44134
Sylvain Meyer has been the subject of two televised portraits: