Cécile Beau,  Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Marie Jeanne Hoffner,
Lucie Le Bouder, Alexandra Sà, Olivier Sévère
03/05/13 - 15/06/13
Curated by Lucie Le Bouder

View of the exhibition (photo credit : Ana Tamayo)

“Art is man's futile dream of a human silence ; it is the silence of our dreams. And sculptures are the bones of those dreams.” Richard Nonas

The works presented in the exhibition contemplate and question the notion of surface and modelled depth. Whether we refer to the rising or disappearing landscapes in Rauschen (2011) by Andreas Nicolas Fischer, to Lucie Le Bouder's hatchings, or else to the different components of the delicate fragments presented by Olivier Sévère, they are spaces, angles and shapes, brought to life through a process of assemblage and playful use of lines, thus constructing or revealing a horizon. It's a constant reorganisation of the given materials, whether they origin from a specific place, as in the works by Marie-Jeanne Hoffner, from the materials used as “tools” by Alexandra Sà, or else from a mental space, as do Cécile Beau's dreamlike imprints.  

Processed and re-imagined, the material opens up different layers of depth, whether they pertain to the visible, the sensual or the production of meaning, and this without excluding the dialogue between the artworks themselves as they communicate and become expansive. Hence, the artist's gesture is that of gradually placing the viewer into that unpredictable niche between the abstract and the concrete, layer by layer in accordance to a sedimented survey, in order to rediscover the “silence of our dreams” at the heart of reality itself.

Umut Ungan 


Marie Jeanne Hoffner, Inventaire, from 2003, serie of maquettes en bois balsa, marqueteries, 30 x 42 x 5 cm (credits Ana Tamayo)


Andreas Nicolas Ficher, Rauschen, 2011, video, 1080p,  8 min 22 sec, exhibition view

Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Black Box, 2013, plywood, dyeing, 28 x 28 x 3 cm
(credits : Ana Tamayo)

Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Black Box, 2013, Plywood, dyeing 28 x 28 x 3 cm(détail)
(credits : Ana Tamayo)

Olivier Sévère, De rien ne se crée rien (Agate), 2011,crystal, variable dimensions,
work carried out as part of the residency program of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, within Cristalleries St. Louis
(credits : Ana Tamayo) 
Cécile Beau, Empreinte #1 et Empreinte #2, 2013, ink, concrete 50 x 38 cm each (credits : Ana Tamayo) 
Marie Jeanne Hoffner, Espacés, 2003, set of 4 cuts and superposed drawings on paper millimeters. Framing / acrylic box, 22x30x5cm,
(credits: Ana Tamayo)