Raw earth allows Laurent Nicolas to take imprints of angles, door frames or windows in situ or decontextualized. These are spaces little considered and left there as simple elements participating in the sole technique of architecture. He uses these "spaces", which he calls trans-site, to convey the idea of an interior and an exterior, even if these sometimes no longer exist. They underlie the notions of time governing the evolution of past, present, and future, and why not the thin interstices between these various historical times.
This passage to another place, another time, reveals an unknown facet of existence. It is a paradox of the absence of an increasingly invasive architecture. During these trips, Laurent memorizes many places through photography, entrances to public and private buildings. The collages of these photographs create new kaleidoscopic spaces like mirrors that are not false symmetries. Confusing the tracks as to where these places come from, Laurent draws directly on them, thus inventing a new common geometric language since he has experienced them all, a graphic veil trompe l'oeil evoking the complexity of our architectural and social environment.