The beauty of balance, The work of a French artist based in Spain which I discovered in Taiwan...to be followed
LO MASTER BAMBOO BALANCE SCULPTURE
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Last september, on the little city of Cadaques (Spain), Laurent Martin (LO), a master of bamboo balance sculpture leaving near by, was opening an exhibit of his last work. Visual artist trained in ENSAD (Paris), he discovered bamboo in 1998 while working on interior design. On his road to Asia, he followed Delhi World Bamboo Congress 2004 where he met Simon Velez and Oscar Hidalgo architects before going to remote area in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to learn the "inner-essence of bamboo". In Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, he studied different techniques to work wit newly-cut bamboo. His work is a permanent experimentation with "flexibility, resistance, density, lightness, mathematics and poetry". The Lo sculptures "defy gravity and levitate". A spectator invitation for "calm, serenity and balance in nature". Now Lo is on the road to Taïwan and Korea. A talented artist, to follow for sure.