Laurent Pernot works in various genres and techniques – installation, photography, video. After graduation, it took him very little time to show how easily he handles light and movement. Just as quickly, he decided on the themes that excite him: nature, night, the starry sky, emotions and thinking of man. Through his work, Laurent seeks to learn how time, poetry and disappearance interact. His works are built around such concepts as visible-invisible, time and loss of memory, he draws inspiration from the unknown, whether it be science or history, the undiscovered secrets of which so entice man, and society as a whole. The main themes in his work are identity, fragility of being, the source of origin and boundaries of the living, the reification of the flow of time.
He asks questions about the nature of the images and refers to the idea of the interconnection between life and disappearance, identity and memory. A decisive role for him is also played by the potential of the exhibition space and the attitude of the viewer to what is happening. Laurent Pernot does not consider himself a professional in art, he calls himself an amateur, but at the same time, with the ease of an alchemist, he turns everything that excites his imagination into an object of art – the history of gold miners in Brazil, the mystery of the origin of the universe, astrophysics.
When you immerse yourself in his work, you seem to find yourself in an abandoned house, time destroys it mercilessly, but here still live the souls of people, light and memories. Relying on poetic aesthetics, the artist explores the dualistic nature of the world. Life and death, light and darkness, plants and minerals, reality and imagination, it requires from its viewer a complete mental, physical and sensual dissolution in the contemplation of their works.