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JEAN-BAPTISTE CARON

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Le minuit des mondes, 2015, Black crystal, anti-fog treatment, 44 x 30 x 5 cm

Looking for a balance able to extract gravity, Jean- Baptiste Caron questions natural or mechanical laws relating to the concepts of gravity, weightlessness , density or lightness. Using a vocabulary referring to the imperceptible shift from one state to another : transformation , evolution, involution , or in-between inframince , he proposes a universe where the slightest flaw, the smallest grain of sand tumble our certainties .
A plastic bottle transmuted in glass ( Et Soudain le Réel Vacille, 2013) holds its line with a balance seemingly unstable. The spherical volume Mécanique du Vivant ( 2012) does not behave like expected . Instead of rolling in a straight line , it takes an unexpected path that ends in a spiral. The spiral , one of the most common forms in nature symbolizes  also for the artist, the conquest of its own center of gravity . Where is the balance point , the center of inertia ?
The resulting curve, close to a Fibonacci spiral, called also gold spiral, is virtually limitless .
The imaginary power of infinity is also invoked in Alea Jacta Est (2010), a succession of sandstone cobbles , each one is the subject of a reduction operation , creating a sequence which is potentially endless .
With Mobiles de Poussières (2010), the very fine particles which usually remain in suspension or lay down according to air masses are fixed and almost immobilized to become an object of contemplation . This interest in dust and air is also reflected in his drawings : graphite dust is organized into constellations by the breath of the artist ( Souffle, 2010).

Nathalie Desmet

L'ORDRE DES CHOSES, 2015
Concrete, iron concrete, 20 x 20 x 180 cm, 20 x 20 x 230 cm, 20 x 20 x 210 cm
 

TENSION DE SOL, 2015
Green marble, polystyrene, blower, pipe, peat, 70 x 85 x 65 cm


 
VERRE SOUFFLE', 2015
Glass, 112,5 x 187 cm 
  
 
L'ESPACE D'UN INSTANT, 2015
Iron, 12,5 x 12 x 11 cm
DANS LA MESURE DU SAISISSABLE (tentative n°7), 2015
Concrete, wax, metal, 32 x 46 cm
 



L'EPAISSEUR DE L'AIR, 2015
Mirror, anti-fog treatment, 100 x 60 cm

L'Epaisseur de l'air (Chaque respiration est une oeuvre qui n'est inscrite nulle part), 2015, Mirror, anti-fog treatment, 100 x 60 cm

L'Epaisseur de l'air (Chaque respiration est une oeuvre qui n'est inscrite nulle part), 2015, Mirror, anti-fog treatment, 100 x 60 cm




AND IF NOTHING HAD EVER BEEN..., 2014
Mirror, anti-fog treatment, Ø 40 cm

And if Nothing Had Ever Been..., 2014, Mirror, anti-fog treatment, Ø 40 cm
And if Nothing Had Ever Been..., 2014



LA CHUTE DES CORPS, 2014
Glass, variable dimensions

La chute des corps, 2014, Glass, variable dimensions


LA FABRIQUE DES COURANTS D'AIR, 2014
Wood, ventilator, strings, pulleys, variable dimensions

La fabrique des courants d'air, 2014, Wood, ventilator, strings, pulleys, variable dimensions



ET SOUDAIN LE RÉEL VACILLE, 2013
Glass, water, Ø 7 x 27 cm

Et soudain le réel vacille, 2013, Glass, water, Ø 7 x 27 cm




L'OEUVRE DE TOUTE UNE VIE, 2013
Dust, marble, 100 x 51 cm

L'oeuvre de toute une vie, 2013, Dust, marble, 100 x 51 cm
L'oeuvre de toute une vie, 2013


LA SOMME DES POSSIBLES, 2013
Mild steel, 25 x 25 cm

La somme des possibles, 2013, Mild steel, 25 x 25 cm
La somme des possibles, 2013



LA PART DE L'INFINI, 2010-2012
Sandstone, variable dimensions

La part de l'infini, 2010-2012, Sandstone, variable dimensions
La part de l'infini, 2010-2012


LE PETIT ATTRACTEUR, 2012
Concrete, plastic, mirror, dust, 50 x 50 x 16 cm

Le petit attracteur, 2012, Concrete, plastic, mirror, dust, 50 x 50 x 16 cm
Le petit attracteur, 2012



A L'APLOMB DES HAUTEURS, 2012
String, dust, 9 x 4 cm

A l'aplomb des hauteurs, 2012, String, dust, 9 x 4 cm 



REMANENCE, 2011
Digital print on light box, 44 x 32 cm

Remanence, 2011, Digital print on light box, 44 x 32 cm



44,96 , 2011
Mirrors, variable dimensions

44,96 m², 2011, Mirrors, variable dimensions (exterior view)
44,96 m², 2011, Mirrors, variable dimensions (exterior view)



MOBILE DE POUSSIÈRES, 2010
Dust, strings, plexiglass, variable dimensions

Mobile de poussières, 2010, Dust, strings, plexiglass, variable dimensions
Mobile de poussières (2010), ARTISSIMA 2014, view of the exhibition, Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy



ALEA JACTA EST, 2010
Sandstone, variable dimensions

Alea jacta est, 2010, Sandstone, variable dimensions



CARRÉ NOIR SUR FOND BLANC, 2010
Dust, 23 x 23 cm

Carré noir sur fond blanc, 2010, Dust, 23 x 23 cm
Carré noir sur fond blanc, 2010, Dust, 23 x 23 cm



LA FABRIQUE DES COURANTS D'AIR, 2010
Wood, plexiglass, concrete blocks, ventilator, strings, pulleys, plastic bag, sand

La fabrique des courants d'air, 2010, Wood, plexiglass, concrete blocks, ventilator, strings, pulleys, plastic bag, sand



SANS TITRE (SOUFFLE), 2010
Paper, graphite powder, 50 x 65 cm

Sans titre (souffle), 2010, Paper, graphite powder, 50 x 65 cm




L'ANIMA, 2010
Wood, PMMA, vacuum, polystyrene, 200 x 65 cm

L'anima, 2010, Wood, PMMA, vacuum, polystyrene, 200 x 65 cm




POUBELLE PUBLIQUE, 2008
Metal, garbage, bag, ball bearings, wastes, variable dimensions

Poubelle pubique, 2008, Metal, garbage bag, ball bearings, wastes, variable dimensions



RÉFLEXION, 2008
Wood, mirrors, 25 x 25 x 25 cm

Réflexion, 2008, Wood, mirrors, 25 x 25 x 25 cm