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Les chutes du temps, 2019
Solo show
Galerie SometimeStudio
Paris, France
Les chutes du temps, 2019. Exhibition view
Les chutes du temps, 2019. Exhibition view
Les chutes du temps, 2019. Exhibition view

Les chutes du temps presents an installation consisting of about thirty works made of ceramics, stone, plaster, steel and painted wood.

The exhibition reflects on art as a medium for materialising and projecting human intellect throughout time. It deals with the loss of signification of signs, when messages can still be transferred but probably misinterpreted.

Symbols from abstract cave paintings are refound, such as schemas and signs prior to writing -which express social and spiritual codes of life that are now forgotten- giving an account of the understanding of prehistoric human beings in Latin America. In contrast to this distant past, constructive elements abandoned by modernity are reused, such as cobblestones and stones from French castles, intervening their appearance to shape symbolisms of our times.

The sculptures unfold between abstraction and symbols, seeking to evoke possible meanings in unknown languages which may seem familiar.

La langue parlée, 2019. MDF, painting, cobblestone. 130 x 90 x 70 cm

Significantes, 2019. Installation. Earthenware, limestone, cobblestones. Dimensions variable

Ciclo del agua, 2019. Ceramic (Unique piece). 40 x 35 x 6 cm
Entrelazando, 2019. Ceramic (Unique piece). 36 x 35 x 6 cm

Eslabón perdido, 2019. Ceramic (Unique piece). 38 x 35 x 6 cm
Sang et musique, 2019. Glazed ceramic (Unique piece). 35 x 44 x 6 cm

Farallón. Installation detail

Farallón, 2019. Installation. Glazed and unglazed eartheware. Dimensions variable
Jupiter, 2019. Limestone block from Épaux-Bézu's castle. 16 x 36 x 7 cm | Pitonisa, 2019. Glazed earthenware. 8 x 26 x 7 cm 16 x 36 x 7 cm
Piedra de los tejidos, 2019. Plaster, pigments. 38 x 27 x 4 cm
Piedra del cementerio II, 2019. Plaster, pigments. 38 x 27 x 4 cm
L'appel du temps, 2020. Performance

L'appel du temps, 2020. Performance
Short history of european currencies, 2019. Sandstone cobblestones. Dimensions variable
Short history of european currencies, 2019. Sandstone cobblestones. Dimensions variable
Les chutes du temps
Artist book
2019
Maison trouvée editions
Edition of 50 copies, 28 pages, bilingual French/Spanish
Paris, France

Artist book published for the exhibition "Les chutes du temps", at the SometimeStudio gallery in Paris, presenting part of the research carried out during an artistic residency at the Centre des Cultures et de Ressources Lizières. The book presents illustrations based on Latin American rock paintings that show forms and symbols that were the starting point for the sculptures presented in the exhibition.

Les chutes du temps, 2019. Artist book