This new exhibition celebrates the wild beauty of the ocean

HQ /
Jan 8, 2018 / Culture

Mathieu Lehanneur’s 50 Seas is coming to Paris. 

The series, which is made up of 50 ceramic works inspired by the various shades and nuances of different oceans and seas – from the Gulf of Guinea to the Bay of Bengal – will showcase at Christie’s Auction House from January 18 in the French capital. Using cutting-edge satellite photography, Lehanneur has created a “chromatic topology” of the world’s ocean, with each piece unique to the geography of its respective environment.

Speaking on the project, Lehanneur explains: “Although most of the earth’s surface is covered with water, often we only see a simplified and reduced impression of it. The infinite colour variations of the water reveal our planet’s true complexity.” 

50 Seas is showing at Christie’s Paris from 18 January – 2 February. 

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