Through the ritual that the artifact evokes or imposes, in its handling, installation or design, it implies for each of its creators a close link with the invisible and a conscious desire to reveal it. A certain idea of the sacred, of sacrality...

True to its editorial line, the SINOPLE gallery continues to explore themes linked to the history and etymology of the term with which it has named itself. It is intimately linked to pilgrimage and consecrated spaces.

For this new “Aura” proposal, the sacred and sacredness, and their interpretation by artists and designers, are revealed through works and objects.

A soul in every thing

Whether religious or pagan, ritual and incantatory practices around objects are a constant in Victor Fleury Ponsin’s work. Inspired by historical phenomena or tradition, the artist gradually builds up 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 the decorative or liturgical arts. Each of his productions, whether graphic or sculptural, evokes with invisible force the spirit or presence, the aura of those simple things he likes to discover in the forest, in the depths of the ocean, in the story of a monument or in vernacular customs.


Artefacts and furnishings created by Marine Billet, Studio Corkinho and Perron et Frères are all part of the current movement to direct the eye to the essence of ordinary things. While one artist borrows forgotten elements from Parisian architecture to revive them in the form of reliquary ornaments, the others focus on shaping stone, wood or bark, with no other ambition than to reveal their spirit and origin.

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The spirit of matter

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Ritual objects



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