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Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
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Partner Gaëlle Cressentuses mainly manufactured materials extracted from their primary use, her
work fits next to Classical Art history by reinterpreting major themes and
concepts through variol contemporary techniques. The triviality and economy of
means and gestures returned to a crossover aesthetic between Minimalism and
Through simple sculptures, installations and
photography, Gaëlle Cressent is questioning many conceptual boundaries such as
the limit between image and sculpture (Plica
ex Plica) or the limit of perception of her work (Te Huur-Te Koop).
Deeper in the analysis work, appears implicitly some
criticism of society as a cult of appearance. When she packed the bags (Holliday series In), it’s for
contradicting the main used of theme, thein capacity to be fill with the
personality of the owner.
The unusable bench becomes sophomoric joke in places
where art institutions posture viewer, the art lover in itself is questioned.
Again the body is pushed away. Plica ex
Plica is the distorted mirror of society which is reflected in the windows
of department stores.
Emptied of their product sales, the fair stands are
only evacuated structures. In this photographic work in progress (Foire, 2015) Gaëlle Cressent approaches
closer to her experience, working as a seller during those kind of events. What
has she seen you for three years? vacuum, spectacular constructions, theater
scene, fake decor... Mass consumption.
Untitled, 2016 is the simple cut of a
landscape on plastic bags from a famous French supermarket. What do we see? A
piece of cut bag, empty too, a mountain ridge, seen and reviewed a thousand
times by thousands.
Beyond a simple aesthetic transfer of daily life by
his devious objects, beyond a reinterpretation of the great themes of art and
sculpture it’s actually the slightly modified reflection, and gently cynical of
our society that the artist gives us to contemplate and to reinvest, day by day
in our own lifestyles.