Antoine Wagner is an French-American artist. He works between Woodstock, NY and Paris.
Through a visual language of nature, his work references music, mythology, romanticism and the sublime.
Wagner's multifaceted practice forces the audience in communicating with nature. Abstract unseen anthropomorphic shapes found in nature and minerals are the main actors of this world of mythologies and cyclical redundancies. Through different medium and projects, the artist examines the themes of identity, geography and spirituality and offers to the viewer an escape from traditional geographic and artistic boundaries.
Through his exhibitions including Exil (Museum am Rothenbaum, 2013) and Kundry (La Filature de Mulhouse 2015), Wagner explores the possibilities of narrative in a silent and motionless environment through large-scale abstract photography.
In 2018, Wagner directed Act II of the Opera Die Walküre at Frank Gehry’s New World Centerin Miami.
Wagner’s site-specific multimedia installation Sentimental Analysis(April 2019) is a response to the legend of Ara the Beautifulat The National Gallery of Armenia.
Umstellung is Wagner’s most recent work revealing the fine line between fiction and reality.