Created and Sold by Capucine Bourcart

Capucine Bourcart
Public Sculptures by Capucine Bourcart - TROMPE L’OEIL
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TROMPE L’OEIL - Public Sculptures

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Trompe l’oeil is a photo-assemblage made of 1,166 details of walls of Manhattan, printed on metal.

This artwork honors the Lenape tribe, the first population of Marcus Garvey Park and was inspired by the Lenape clothing. It aims to remind us of the primeval state of the park. The pattern is created by compiling and cutting photos from my collection of photos of wall details shot all over Manhattan (the Urban Mosaic series) in order to make the link between the Lenape time and today. Through the fence, visitors meet a place where the Lenape tribe used to live, bringing together the first population of the primeval stage of the park and the modern day population enjoying in the park.

Trompe l’oeil has been presented at the Flux Art Fair 2016 and responds to the curatorial theme: “Changing landscape”. It received an artist grand from Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and an award for the Best fence installation - Flux Art Fair , 2016.

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Capucine Bourcart
Meet the Creator
Originally from France, Capucine Bourcart has called Harlem her home for the past 11 years. With Vietnamese origins and growing up in Alsace (the Germanic region of Eastern France), her multi-cultural background has led to her curiosity and inspired her creations. As a mirror of human diversity, she has acquainted herself with different cultures by living abroad and traveling the world.

Her collage technique strongly conveys her mixed origins by using cutting, layering, stitching, etc. She is fascinated by details, colors, and textures and is inspired by personal interactions, social issues, and both urban and natural landscapes. She structures her creative process with visual fragments and themes that she collects in her daily life, travels, and relationships. There is also humor in her work, to create distance and enhance the impact of the chosen theme.

Primarily self-taught in photography she has refined her skills through classes at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she was also an Assistant Teacher. Her work has been exhibited at and purchased by private collectors and museums in Europe and in New York. She was an award-winning artist at FLUX Public Art Projects in 2016 and received the UNIQLO Park Expressions Grand in 2017."