Light Matter / Atelier Pierre Legrand When he started out on his artistic journey, the question plaguing Pierre Legrand was: what was there to see? Was there something still to reveal in a world flooded with too much of everything? Underneath the chaos, was there another map of man to be discovered? Cellular structures that wrote the whole universe, also wrote a human being to existence-was that the frontier from where all would change? Could that become Art? In his journey, Legrand has questioned limits and redefined matter. This book is a visual record of his path-breaking work-the exploration of a distinct inner territory at a time crowded by many outer conflicts. About the Artist: Pierre Legrand Born in Paris, an engineer by profession, Pierre Legrands artistic journey began after he came to India in 1968. It led to the invention of a coded script which structured all his work: painting, sculpture, installations and, sometimes, even music. Pierre exhibited extensively in Europe and India from 1989 to 2001, with solos that include the Resonance installation at UNESCO, Paris; and Light Matter in Auroville. His work was featured alongside Mark Tobey, in Dimensions of the Infinite, Paris; and with Richard Serra in Schwarz, Cologne. His work then shifted to the exploration of space in collaboration with architecture. His trysts with painting were experiments with different kinds of support, with a focus on porosity, lightness, and space that blur the boundaries between the human being and the environment. He lives and works in Auroville.