Artist Interprets the “Energy of Life” as Mesmerizingly Iridescent Wall Sculptures

Celestial Sculptures

Fueled by the “energy of life,” Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum—known simply as Lyès—crafts conceptual art with a celestial spin. In his collection of modern wall sculptures, the French artist interprets this invisible energy as iridescent discs that capture the magic of materiality and illustrate Lyès' boundless creativity.

Deemed Celestial Sculptures, these reflective works transport viewers to alternate dimensions. Ranging in both  composition (some comprise a single circle, while others feature several that seamlessly interlock) and tone (the artist appears to prefer pastel palettes, though he also experiments with bolder colors), Lyès' sculptures are interconnected yet distinctive—much like the two studies that inspire him.

Lyès notes that his practice is equally inspired by quantum physics and zen philosophy. Though discrete practices, both deal with the concept of energy—and, most importantly, its role in our material world. “I love when art expands in space and becomes our environment,” the artist explains, “surrounding us, unifying us, taking us to another reality.”

Ethereal yet grounded in earthly ideas, Lyès celestial sculptures enable us to see, touch, and experience the ever-present “energy of life.”

Explore some of  Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum's modern wall sculptures. 

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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