eric michel

Eric MichelEric was born in Aix-en-Provence, south of France, in 1962.
He started to learn music and painting at the age of nine through Martenot artistic education method.

He initially focused his activities on music, starting with classic then shifting to rock and underground, before moving back to visual arts toward the end of the 80’s.

After advanced studies in mathematics and economy, Eric started a carrier in international finance, while pursuing his artistic activities.

Eric has made numerous exhibitions in Tokyo where he was living until 2002 as president of an American financial firm.

In December 2003 his work was presented at “Senza Frontiere” international biennale art exhibition in Kawasaki, and since then, is regularly shown at museum, galleries and contemporary art fairs around the world.

In November 2007 his video work “Swimming Fluo” was presented at Shanghai Museum for Contemporary Art (MOCA), as well as most contemporary art museum around China, at the occasion of “Sport in Art” exhibition sponsored by Beijing 2008 Olympic Committee.

In 2009, Eric created two multimedia installations successively for Yves Klein Archives in Paris, and for the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) in Nice.

In 2010, he was invited to create a multimedia installation for Marina Abramovic Institue (MAI West) in San Francisco.

For the past year he has been working on a large scale permanent lighting installation ‘Les Moulins de Lumière” on the neo-industrial site called “Les Grands Moulins de Pantin”. The work is now visible every evening until midnight in the skyline north of Paris.

Following a path opened by Yves Klein, James Turrell and Dan Flavin, his work, and particularly his fluorescent neon installations and videos, creates a vibrating space, in search for immateriality.