Joanie Lemercier is a French artist fascinated by space and light. He creates a lot of different types of work, however he’s most known for his immersive installations, combining light projection, drawing, and space.
Joanie Lemercier, EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL, 2010 Audiovisual installation
Joanie also holds a fascination for volcanoes, and after the 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano “Eyjafjallajökull” (Nobody knows how to pronounce it), he created possibly his most well known piece. Joanie uses random landscape generating software, alongside hand-drawing to render the volcano and surrounding environment into light projection that produces an incredibly immersive and realistic sense of depth and distance in a room.
He continued this concept and followed his passion for volcanoes with another audiovisual installation seen below:
Joanie Lemercier, FUJI, 2014 Audiovisual installation
Here is a video that gives a better sense of the true awesomeness he is able to create with light & sound:
I love landscape art and conceptual stuff like this in particular within my own work, so it’s clear why I’m drawn to Lemercier’s work.