Théo Mercier

Gᴖᴗdworld Studio+Company

Silent Spring

Silent Spring

galerie mor charpentier, Paris

Théo Mercier’s new solo show brings to mor charpentier a whimsical vision for an archeology of the future. In a well orchestrated choreography of sculptures and paintings, he addresses current ecological concerns from a melancholic perspective, and contemplates time standing still in the absence of human kind. This staging of a new landscape is intertwined with ancestral references, vanitas and precious materials, confounding the fake with the genuine in Mercier’s classic trompe-l’œil effects, and comforting the processes of Nature and a domesticated kind of life.
The departing point of this project is close to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962), a groundbreaking essay that established a new ecological consciousness in the USA. However, Mercier is far from a Romantic vision that leans on melancholy over a forgotten time. While Carson feared a future springtime where the sing of birds won’t be heard anymore, Mercier fantasies of the silence humans will leave behind if they’d disappear.

Image credits

Erwan Fichou

Théo Mercier

Gᴖᴗdworld Studio+Company



Studio Manager
Céline Peychet


Simon Déliot & Rémi Gaubert

Realization of fake stones

Marie Maresca

Agate painting

Marie Maresca & Myrtille Pichon


Jean-Christophe Spadaccini & Kazuhito Kimura

Marble work

Laurent Christ, Marbrerie contemporaine

Pre-Hispanic objects

Felipe Sebastian Ortega

With the support of Ateliers de Nanterre-Amandiers

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