Physics theories, theoretical physics, and research subjects are at the core of my artistic process and outcome. I apply quantum mechanics, string theory, theories of everything and astrophysics, among others, in order to translate these themes into a concept that will be materialized by my art work. My artistic outcome engages a conversation with the viewer on how theoretical physics influences his daily life without being conscious about it. In addition, it reveals that physics could adopt a non-intuitive approach on a certain scale.
I model and shape recyclable plastic to create installations and sculptures with transparency. Plastic gives me much freedom to do so due to its texture, malleability, durability and resistance. I melt, heat up, weld, engrave, and shape it. Moreover, optical reflection of light using mirrors is an important part in carrying out the work. On the one hand, I create large scale installations where the viewer experiments the concept by walking through the works. On the other hand, I generate installations or sculptures that will only be translated onto photographs.
Caroline Gueye is a French-Togolese-Senegalese visual artist. She was born and raise in Senegal, then pursued her higher education in France, USA and China. She graduated in Atmospheric Physics, Radio Protection and Nuclear Safety at Claude Bernard University, Astrophysics at Tulane University and in Chinese at Shanxi University 山西大学. Caroline has been immersed in an artistic environment since childhood. She is based in Senegal and often travels to France.