Lénaïc G. Mercier
Lénaïc G. Mercier (born in Saintes, March 11, 1986) is a French video and show director, photographer and multimedia artist who started his artistic career at a very young age as a junior circus artist.
Graduate of the CinéCréatis School of Nantes, Lénaïc G. Mercier has worked as both photographer and video & stage director for/with artists as Mylène Farmer, Christine and the Queens, Carla Bruni, Aiden James, Emmanuel Moire, Amir, Samantha Fox, Vance Joy, Keith Urban, Franz Ferdinand and for brands as Sofitel, Biocoop and many others.
His work and his particular personal approach of photography and light, is regularly referenced by critics and artists.
In 2017 he partnered with abstract painter Chantal Westby for the first time to create an immersive multi-artistic experience entitled FIAT#LUX in Agora Gallery of New York city. This critically acclaimed show sealed their partnership into the foundation of their creative art and multimedia studio Westby & Mercier, located in Philadelphia. They have since developed several immersive projects and linked partnerships with worldwide companies as Igloo Vision.
But if Lénaïc G. Mercier is a visionary multimedia and video director, he is also a talented visual artist. He has developed a dense research work, through experimental films and photographs, in which the recurring themes of architecture, creation, art and craft play major roles.
His works, awarded at many competitions, were the subject of several exhibitions in many countries in both Europe and North America.
In 2021, the Radisson Blu Hotel of Nantes selected him for a huge large scale photography solo show to be installed for six months in all the public spaces of their 1852 historic building which was the Courthouse of Nantes until June 2000.
Lénaïc G. Mercier also supports the work of NGOs such as Life Project for Youth, AIDS, From Here to Haïti and the SPCA.