Vincent Leroy is a parisian based French artist.

Born and brought up in rural Normandy, at an early age he developed a taste for experimention using the odds and sods of everyday life as his building material. After a technical training, he moved to Paris where he studied industrial design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle. During his studies he produced his first kinetic works. These were immediately spotted and exhibited in various Parisian galleries & museums. After graduation he collaborated as a designer with various companies and architects and also set up his own artistic studio in Paris.

Hybrid, Vincent Leroy’s work oscillates between the real and the virtual, the natural and the artificial, drawing its inspiration from both nature, which often sites his work, and from the digital world.

Whether its kinetic sculptures, immersive installations or monumental works, movement is almost always Vincent Leroy's raw material. The kind of movement that inspires life, amazement, and a permanently shifting viewpoint. A movement that the artist likes to slow down, revealing fluidity, and flexibility, uncovering and magnifying the hidden gaps that often remain unnoticed in today’s frenetic race for speed and performance. Through his choice of rhythm, the artist proposes a shift in the way of seeing and observing.

Through a subtle mix of poetry and technology, the artist plays with perceptions and proposes a detachment from reality. Ripples, reflections, superimpositions, the play of light and transparencies plunge the visitor into another dimension, light and airy, dreamlike and contemplative. His installations propose not only visual experiences, but more importantly ones that touch the body and the emotions.

Vincent Leroy’s works have been exhibited all over the world and the artist has collaborated with many prestigious brands (Rémy Martin, Hermès, Iris Van Herpen, Nike, Saint Laurent etc…).



Projects

2021

Kaleidolens / installation for Saint Laurent flagship stores windows, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Chengdu, Guangzhou
Flow in Nebula 
/ solo exhibition, Chi K11 Art Space Guangzhou, China
Metamophs / permanent installation, Shanghai Astronomy Museum
Light Motions
/ solo exhibition, Chi K11 Art Space Shenyang, China
Lenscape
/ itinerant installation, Iceland
Light, Black Hole, White Noise
/ solo exhibition, Chi K11 Art Space, Wuhan, China

Black Nebula / Chi K11 Art Space, Wuhan, China
The Blue Floating Lines
/ permanent monumental installation, H66, Wuhan, China
Slow Lens
/ permanent scultpure, Realites, Nantes, France


2020

Bubbles Canyon / research, Bryce Canyon, USA
Boreal Halo / monumental installation, On-Festival, Arles, France
Molinoptere / research, Lanzarote, Spain
Illusion Lens / research, Tokyo, Japan


2019

Boreal Halo / monumental installation, Beaux-Arts Museum, Rennes, France
Mécanique Elémentaire / solo exhibition, Scopitone, Nantes, France
Slow Lens / installation for Iris Van Herpen photoshoot, Paris, France
The Sun Always Rises in the East  / permanent monumental installation, Kunming, China
Rêve de Mécanique Elémentaire / scarf design for Hermès, France

2018
Desert / installation, Arizona, USA
Floating Particule / monumental installation, Première Vision, Paris, France
Sunrise / installation for Nike, Grande Arche de la Défense, France
Red Ripples / permanent sculpture for Remy Martin, Cognac, France

2017
La Maison Rémy Martin / personal exhibition for Remy Martin, Xiamen, China
Only sculpture / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
La Maison Rémy Martin / personal exhibition for Rémy Martin, Shanghai, China
Le Temps en Mouvement / personal exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France
White Sunset / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Stone Age Ten Elements / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Art Paris Fair - Grand Palais, Paris, France

2016
Red Ripples / sculpture for Rémy Martin, New-York, Chicago, Guangzhou, London...
Boreal Halo / monumental installation, Stara Trznica - Biela Noc, Bratislava, Slovakia
Boreal Halo / monumental installation, Kunsthalle - Biela Noc / Kosice, Slovakia
Stone Age / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France

2015
Elastic Limit / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Heart Ripples / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cinétique-Numérique / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
White Sunset / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France
Momentum / group exhibition, Pablo Goebel Fine Arts, Mexico, Mexico
Boreal Halo / monumental installation, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania
White / Orange Sunset / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Art Paris - Grand Palais, Paris, France
Black and White / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Red Unicycle / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France

2014
Offline Orange / group exhibition Tribute to Denise René, Miami, USA
Ripples / Kleine Museum, Weissenstadt, Germany
Offline Orange / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Ripples / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Auréole Boréale / monumental installation, Nuits Sonores, Lyon, France
Auréole Boréale / monumental installation, Designer's Days, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Variations Cinétiques / personal exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France
Ripples / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Particule Elémentaire / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Art Paris - Grand Palais, Paris, France

2013
Ripples / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, Paris, France
Les Monocycles Migrateurs / group exhibition Tribute to Denise René, Miami, USA
Ripples / group exhibition, Denise René Gallery, FIAC - Grand Palais, Paris, France
Champ Mécanique / monumental installation, Centre Georges Pompidou, Metz, France
Amibe à Miroirs / installation, Accenture, Paris, France
Champ Mécanique / installation for l’Année Le Nôtre, Versailles Castle, France
Motion sculptures / personal exhibition, NeC Gallery, Hong-Kong

2012
Traméléon / permanent installation for the tramway T5, Lyon, France
Particule élémentaire / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France

2011
Sculptures en mouvement / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France
Kinetica Art Fair 2011 / group exhibition, Kinetica Museum, London, England
Sculptures en mouvement / group exhibition, NeC Gallery, Paris, France
Champ Mécanique / monumental installation for l’Art en la Matière, Lille, France
Electric Flowers / installation for the Environment Ministry, Paris, France

2010
Respiration / installation, Nuit Blanche, Amiens, France
Lune Brouillée Noire / installation for the Red Bull Show, London, England
Mécanique Elémentaire / personal exhibition, Calvairiennes Chapel Art Center, Mayenne, France

2009
Electric Flowers / installation, Nuit Blanche, Mayenne, France
Cloud / permanent installation, Docks Vauban, Le Havre, France
Particule Elémentaire Noire / installation, Pierre Berger Space, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Supernature / permanent installation, Rivetoile Center, Strasbourg, France
Moucharabiehs / permanent installation, Rivetoile Center, Strasbourg, France
Fragile / group exhibition, Bastille Art Center, Grenoble, France
Champ Mécanique / permanent installation, Renault Design Center, Bucharest, Romania

2007
Respiration / personal exhibition, Sultana Gallery, Paris, France
Respiration / installation, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Lune Brouillée / installation, Show Off Fair - Sultana Gallery, Paris, France
The Invaders / installation, Slick Fair - Gallery 52 13, Paris, France
Electric Flowers / personal exhibition, Sultana Gallery, Paris, France
Docks Art Fair / installation, Dock Art Fair - Galerie 52 13, Lyon, France
Champ Mécanique / installation, Dock Art Fair - Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
Champ de Bulles / installation / Versailles Castle, Versailles, France
Rodin Museum / personal exhibition for Airbus, Rodin Museum, Paris, France
Disco Ball / personal exhibition, Gallery 52 13, Berlin, Germany
Turning Pages / group exhibition, Gallery 52 13, Berlin, Germany

2006
Traméléon / permanent Installation for the tramway T3, Lyon, France
Somewher over the rainbow / permanent Installation for DRKW, London, England
Variations de Taille / group exhibition, Gallery Yoshiki Hishinuma & Gallery 52 13, Berlin & Tokyo
Champ Bleu / installation for the Grenoble’s tram, Grenoble, France

2005
Big Bubble / installation, For Love - Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon, France
Champ Mécanique / monumental installation, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
Chiromancie Lunaire / installation, Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
Bubbles / installation, Museum of Sciences & Industry, Paris, France
Bubbles / installation for Tokyu Hands, Buckamura Center, Tokyo, Japan
Les Voyages Mécaniques / installation, Jules Verne Exhibition, Amiens, France

2004
Bubbles / installation for Canal+, place Vendôme, Paris, France
Winterschlussverkauf / group exhibition, Gallery 52 13, Berlin, France
Les Monocycles Migrateurs 2 / installation, Paris, France
Particule Elémentaire / installation for Renault, Guyancourt, France
Bubbles / personal exhibition, Gallery 52 13, Berlin, France
Leading Lights / group exhibition, Gallery Gransden, London, England

2003
Soft Machines 2 / personal exhibition, Le Dépôt, Tokyo, Japan
Les Monocycles Migrateurs / group exhibition Tour de France for the the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cologne, Germany
Machines / personal exhibition, Vertu Showroom, Paris, France
Champs de Cannes / monumental installation for Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon, France
Chiromancie Lunaire / installation, Artélab Show, Paris, France
Les Eoliennes / installation, Nomad Garden, Paris, France
Bubbles / installation, Art Entreprise, Villeurbanne, France
Bubbles / research award from Culture and Communication Ministry, Paris, France

2002
The Patience of Ostriches / installation with support of the Culture & Communication Ministry, Paris, France
On the Other Side of the Mirror / permanent installation, restaurant Sketch, London, England
Dichroic Circles / permanent installation, restaurant Sketch, London, England
Eau Pour Tous / installation, Museum of Sciences and Industry, Paris, France
Le Régiment des Camouflets / kinetic sculpture for Yoshiko Yamada, Tokyo, Japan
Le Tournoi / installation,  Première Vision, Paris, France
Soft Machines / personal exhibition, Courant d’Art Gallery, Paris, France

2001
En plein Vol / installation, Museum of Sciences and Industry, Paris, France
Loft Machines / personal exhibition, Brief Encounters, Paris, France
Kinetic Sculptures / personal exhibition, Percy Miller Gallery, London, England
Particule Élémentaire 2 / kinetic sculpture for Laurent Garnier, Paris France

2000
ANAT / kinetic scenography for the National Textile Arts Workshop, Paris, France
The Patience of Ostriches / installation for Nissan motorshow stand, Paris, Londres, Genève
Particule Élémentaire / kinetic sculpture for Inventi, Antwerp, Belgium
Au Plaisir / group exhibition, Paris, France
Drawings / group exhibition, Percy Miller Gallery, London, England
10è Anniversaire de la Galerie Claude André / group exhibition, Claude André Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Les Machines qui Dansent / personal exhibition, Claude André Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1999
Organes Mécaniques / personal exhibition for Renault, Morte Fontaine, France
Espace Pierre Cardin / group exhibition, Pierre Cardin Space, Paris, France
O,V,N,I / group exhibition, Area Gallery, Paris, France