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Two exhibitions in Paris for William Mapan

20 October 2022 Alumni News
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The work of William Mapan, a generative artist who graduated from Gobelins in 2012, is being exhibited as part of the Paris+ by Art Basel, a modern and contemporary art fair , which takes place in the capital from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23.


This first edition brings together more than 150 prestigious French and international galleries, presenting transdisciplinary artworks, from painting to sculpture, photography and digital art.


The opportunity to discover two of William's projects: Dragons et COMPUTE : Sinking Patterns.  





Created by exploring the unexpected results of a piece of code it is presented as part of the State of the Art exhibition, organized by the blockchain Tesoz at the Grand Palais Ephémère. Three framed works from the project are on display for this occasion. 




William Mapan, Dragons #204, 2021
William Mapan, Dragons #189, 2021

William Mapan, Dragons #204, 2021

William Mapan, Dragons #189, 2021

COMPUTE: Sinking Patterns

This solo exhibition and print release is presented by the English gallery Unit London, at the cultural space 3537 in the Marais. This series of 8 works is a continuation of William’s interest in exploring the "materiality and texture of something that is immaterial – through coding algorithms".  


"Through the highly delicate imitation of paper texture as background, as well as the variety of saturation, forms and patterns exemplified by the blue colour, Mapan recounts the story of his childhood, when he first learnt how to fill the cartridge of a fountain pen. He recalls the blue ink staining his fingertips as well as sheets of paper, creating a mess, but also random patterns. This series of work alludes to his own childhood as well as the tactile nature of pen, ink and paper, but more broadly to a personal memory that is shared among a collective consciousness".


His work, in limited editions, will be sold as a single copy of NFT. 




COMPUTE: Sinking Patterns, Wiliam Mappan 

COMPUTE: Sinking Patterns, Wiliam Mappan 





State of the Art - Paris + par Art Basel

Grand Palais Éphémère, 2 Place Joffre -  75007 Paris

From October 20th to 23rd 


COMPUTE : Sinking Patterns

Espace 3537 - 35-37 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 Paris

From October 20th to 23rd from 11am to 7pm - free entrance


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