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JEAN-BAPTISTE CARON

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Les Secondes devenant des millénaires (series of 3), 2016, Carrara marble, 24 x 24 x 4 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

 Spirare, 2017,Mirror, anti-fog treatment, 45 x 27 cm

Terre Vierge, 2017, Plastic, salt, copper sulphate, zinc, 26 cm x 17 cm x 7 cm



Les secondes devenant des millénaires (series of 3), 2016, Carrara marble, 24 x 24 x 4 cm

Les forces en présences, 2016, glass, exhibition view "L'ensemble des circonstances", CNEAI, Chatou, France

Les forces en présence,  2016, glass






Belle Haleine, 2016, Mirror, anti-mist treatment, metal, 34,5 x 17 x 15 cm



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






















































































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
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

Tension de sol, 2015, Green marble, polystyrene, blower, pipe, peat, 70 x 85 x 65 cm



















VERRE SOUFFLÉ, 2015
Glass, 112,5 x 187 cm 
Verre soufflé, 2015, glass, 112,5 x 187 cm
Verre soufflé, 2015, glass, 112,5 x 187 cm

































  
Verre soufflé, 2015, glass, 112,5 x 187 cm 




L'ESPACE D'UN INSTANT, 2015
Cast iron, 12,5 x 12 x 11 cm
L'espace d'un instant, 2015, Cast iron, 12,5 x 12 x 11 m



DANS LA MESURE DU SAISISSABLE (tentative n°7), 2015
Concrete, wax, metal, 32 x 46 cm
 

Dans la mesure du saisissable (tentative n°7), 2015, concrete, wax, metal, 32 x 46 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..., (detail), 2014, Mirror, anti-fog treatment, Ø 40 cm


LA CHUTE DES CORPS, 2014
Glass, variable dimensions

La chute des corps, 2014, Glass, variable dimensions

POIDS ET MESURES, 2014
Glass
Poids et mesure, 2014, glass






































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

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





































REMANENCE, 2011
Digital print on lightbox, 44 x 32 cm

Remanence, 2011, Digital print on lightbox, 44 x 32 cm







































44,96 m², 2011

Mirrors, variable dimensions

44,96 m², 2011, Mirrors, variable dimensions (outside 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







































POUBELLES 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