“Pixels Noir Lumière” new digital exhibition by Miguel Chevalier


Digital artist Miguel Chevalier currently has the solo exhibition “Pixels Noir Lumière” in Soulages Museum in Rodez that pays tribute to the work of the painter artist Pierre Soulages, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on 24 December 2019. The exhibition presents two immersive generative and interactive digital installations, “Pixels Liquides” and “L’Origine du Monde”, which explore light as an artistic material.

Miguel CHEVALIER “Pixels Noir Lumière 2019” Musée Soulages, Rodez (France) from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.

“Pixels Liquides” is an interactive installation projected on the wall (13.40 m x 7.80 m) like a large moving painting. Flows of virtual paintings of different shades of black and blue flow on the wall that has become canvas, creating large abstract paintings in real time. The virtual web is constantly changing. It reveals a light painting with surprising material effects. The movement of the spectators disrupts the work. It is a form of “electronic dripping”, where the spectator, like a digital brush, imposes his own gestures and modifies the work in its development.


“L’Origine du Monde” is an interactive installation projected on the ground (12 m x 7.50 m) inspired by biology, microorganisms and cellular automata. The installation presents different black and white virtual paintings composed of universes of cells that proliferate, divide, merge in a rhythm sometimes slow, sometimes fast. This organic world sometimes mixes with unstable mega pixels of black and white. The artist blends the cells, the basic elements of life with the pixels, the basic elements of artificial “life”. These fluid universes react visually according to the movements of visitors. Disruptions in the trajectory of these cells are created under their feet. “L’Origine du Monde” creates new visual experiences thanks to the superposition of different layers of images. The floating shapes create impressive optical illusions.


These two immersive installations are above all living experiences that engage the visitor’s body and their mobility in space. The relationship to the image is built in the register of displacement to explore all the potentialities of the work, just as for Pierre Soulages’ “Outrenoirs” to capture the variations of light on the paintings.




Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Orbites 2019 – Miguel Chevalier
Miguel Chevalier's fourteen-meter-high light sculpture "Orbites" premiered in Beaugrenelle Paris shopping centre. This sculpture-installation is composed of nine aluminum rings covered with LED lights. The rings, from 1.5 to 3 meters in diameter, are arranged in a cascade. They are like ajuggler’s rings stopped in mid flight. This work is a first for the artist. It was conceived specifically for Beaugrenelle and echoes the atrium’s architecture, which is composed at each level of an ...
Machine Vision 2019 - digital exhibition in Paris
Digital artist Miguel Chevalier has a solo exhibition « Machine Vision 2019 » at Galerie Mordoch in Paris, where he is presenting his latest research into the theme of the digitized body, a theme he has been exploring since the 1980s. L’œil de la machine is a new interactive digital artwork that explores the notion of the self-portrait. It also addresses the question of the new types of images produced by surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition systems. Visitors are immersed in ...
Digital Abysses 2018 – Miguel Chevalier
With his exhibition entitled Digital Abysses, artist Miguel Chevalier takes over the monumental spaces of the Bordeaux Submarine Base. This exhibition present, over 3,500 square meters, ten monumental installations, as well as cabinets of curiosities containing more than 100 new works. Chevalier continues here his explorations of nature through the theme of undersea flora and fauna (seaweed, plankton, coral...). The exhibition offers visitors a stroll between dream and reality, where they can p...
In/Out - Artificial Paradises 2017, installation in Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
IN/OUT - Artificial Paradises is an exclusive multi sensory work of art / installation by Miguel Chevalier for the park in Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and is accompanied by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi original and generative music. A half elliptical architecture made out of wood covered by holographic films sheens under the sun like a giant 12m/39ft of diameter beetle. According to the light the architecture embraces all the colors of the light spectrum and attracts visitors. The public is w...