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A true Parisian, born here in 1965, Arnaud Lucet has let his imagination run wild through the streets and history of this city. His opus, called No Art, is a nostalgic reve- rence to Parisian culture and French innovation with a conscienceness for the environment, and a touch of humor.
His art, based on reccuperation of industrial parts and objects that would otherwise end up in the refuse heap, takes it’s original inspiration from Jules Vernes’ novel, “20000 leagues under the sea”, and its humor from a Warner Brothers cartoon (Wyle Coyote and the Road Runner), to create on-of-a-kind pieces that have style and story. Décorum, lamps, or furniture pieces… this is not your typical design. It’s futuristic, nostalgic and “tongue-in-cheek” all at the same time, and you’ve never seen anything like it! At age 20 he received his diploma from the Ecole d’Art de la Rue Madame, and less than ten years later he had his first exposition at the Galerie de Nesle in Paris, titled “C’est toujours comme-ça…” Since then he hasn’t cea- sed to reveale his works all over the Parisian landscape, scattered across France and in several places throu- ghout Europe. He has even sojourned in India at an ar- tists’ residence at Tamil Nadu where he worked on “The Dune”. So one could say he’s “going places” but home is definately where his heart is. Notice on his new poster for the current No Art exposi- tion “L’Explosition”, the font of the title is the same old font of the RATP, the company that exploits the Parisian underground transport system. If you look closely at some of his pieces, you’ll see things that come directly from the walls of Parisian buildings, etc… His work is full of these “clin d’oeil” towards Paris and it’s innerworkings.

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by Amélie Colelli – Art Blogger

By breaking the rules and deforming the material, No Art has made “10 years in the slammer”. Mysterious and fascinating, his exhibition in the Palace of La Lune en Parachute, reeducates us in our perception : A walk in the service of discovery and of the conscious- ness. Where have we buried our sense of substance? What have we made of our space and of our time, any flight forward flattened by the weight of the present, any development shrunk by the necessity of our 2-room apartment?

Certainly, time goes by: we know it, more than anything else. But do we really know how it passes, and what it arouses in passing? Besides the forms which he gives to it, No art leaves it to the substance to teach us. This artist imitates nothing, yet he says everything. And it is not only the execution that is to be admired. By its rhythmic occupation of the space, under the roving glance of the spectator, a fresco, “dotted with clocks at work “, comes alive and moves.

Such emotion, delicious and liberating, surges in us in be- fore these bottomless portholes, condemned by a mir- ror-effect to never be filled: excellently and tactfully expressing infinity.


By Arnaud Oliveux –  Auctioneer and expert in contemporary art at Artcurial Paris

Would Noart be Captain Nemo’s heir, surrounded by brilliant inventions in his Nautilus? Just like this vessel, he looks like he’s been created by some modern Jules Vernes. His universe: assembly. His tools: metal, of any kind.

Inspired assembler, poet of metal, Noart is a city wizard. From the innards of the city, he borrowed piping, ele- ments from the guts of the town that he combines through his imagination. His creations actually are pipes, metal, faucets, diodes… fit together. He transforms those neutral soulless industrial elements to demons- trate and display the genius of mankind. As I saw Pee Wee again, Burton’s anti-hero, Noart came to my mind, this untiring handyman, machines & apparatus designer.


Solo Show / Expositions Personnelles

2012 – “Infinitus” – Exposition solo-show – Galerie WO Fine Art – Miami
2011 – “Vending Machines” – Exposition solo-show – Galerie Olivier Waltman – Paris 6
2010 – “L’explosition” – Exposition solo-show – Galerie(s) Artima – Paris 4 et 3
2010 – “ACMÉ” – Exposition solo-show (édition d’un catalogue) – Galerie Olivier Waltman – Paris 6
2008 – “Sous pression” – Exposition solo-show – Galerie(s) Artima – Paris 4 et 3
2007 – “Mise(s) en boîte(s)” exposition retrospective – Centre d’Art “La Lune en parachute“- Épinal
2006 – “En Seine” – Exposition solo-show – Galerie Eric de Montbel – Paris 6
1998 – “Aventures Spaciales” – Exposition avec Jérôme Mesnager – Galerie Transversale – Paris 3
1997 – “Machines” – Exposition avec Jérôme Mesnager – Galerie Kahn – Strasbourg

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