3D scan of a work by Nicolas Sanhes
Untitled, 2014255 x 460 x 320 cm – Square steel tube – H 180 cm – 2.5 tonnes
The style invented by Nicolas Sanhes has four aspects: the void as a force, the line as tension, time as a pulse and space as breathing.
These four components would never have worked without two principles being applied; that of analogy and that of resonance.
“True analogy is an identity of relationships and not a relationship of identity,” explains Gilbert Simondon.
The principle of resonance is an operation that can exist in matter and in the psyche.
It consists of establishing a relationship between two disparate dimensions of the same material or psychological entity.
Since 2005, Nicolas Sanhes’ works have been becoming what they are today, lines arranged by tensions pushed to the limit, embracing an interior void that structures and frames them.
They bring life to the void as the significant part of resonance, which unambiguously distinguishes and unites them.
An extraordinary 3D photogrammetry scan
The challenge involved producing sets of drawings and a 3D model of the work, enabling the artist to retroactively obtain his own drawings for his engineering needs in order, for example, to examine the distortions of lines for even more monumental projects.
began producing increasingly large scale works.
The mastery of dimensions and technical constraints allowed him to complete his first public commissions for the cities of Trappes with IPt, in 2007, and Montélimar, the following year, with IPm.
Created in 2013 for the city of Valenciennes in “H” square tube, HV11 would be his most complex work to date.