the object, the ritual, the sacred, the soul in everything
Religious or pagan, the ritual and incantatory practice around the object are a constant in the work of Victor Fleury Ponsin. Inspired by historical phenomena or tradition, the artist gradually builds an approach from which emerges a language close to a wild and precious thought that offers a soul to all things, in all places, at all times. Wild in its universalist approach, instinctive and closely linked to nature, his thought is adorned with precious finery through the use of forms and techniques borrowed from the vocabulary of decorative or liturgical arts. Each of his productions, whether graphic or sculptural, evokes with an invisible force, the spirit or presence, the aura of those simple things that he likes to discover in the forest, in the depths of the ocean, in the story of a monument or in vernacular customs.
Around his work, the artefacts and furniture elements created by Marine Billet, Studio Corkinho or Perron et Frères are part of this current movement that calls the eye to the essence of ordinary things. While one of them borrows forgotten elements from Parisian architecture to revive them in the form of reliquary ornaments, the others focus on shaping stone, wood or its bark with no other ambition than to reveal its spirit and origin.
Hôtel de Retz
9, rue Charlot Paris IIIème
23 march – 13 may
tue. – sat. 12:00 – 19:00