Born in 1981, Louis-Cyprien Rials studied theater in France before discovering photography in Japan, where he lived for a few years. In 2007, he took a trip on the tracks of the painter Hiroshige to deliver a comparative analysis of japanese landscape through time. Since his return from Japan in 2008, he lives between Paris, Bruxelles and Berlin, while continuing to travel in non-internationnally recognized countries or in forbidden zones which he considers as « unvolontaries natural parcs ».
Besides his photographic researches, he works on the mineral and on the relation humans have with « imaged rocks », realising big photographic prints of landscapes made of rocks, that humans like to associate with other forms, leading to pareidolia phenomena.
The work on the landscape, its depth, and the interpretation we can have of its representations is an important part of the artist’s work, whether it is in his projection’s slides installations generating landscapes paintings, or in his video trilogy on the « Desert and violence », finished in 2015 in Irak or the video « Polygon », shot in 2016 in Kazakhstan.
Louis-Cyprien Rials is represented by Dohyang Lee gallery, in Paris.