BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU
BRIGITTE MARIONNEAU

B. MARIONNEAU

17/11/2018

Modern Shapes is pleased to present Brigitte Marionneau

OPENING November 17 in presence of the artist
from 13:00 to 22:00
with drinks & food

EXHIBITION from November 17 till December 16
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
From 13:00 to 18:00

MODERN SHAPES GALLERY
Kloosterstraat 16
2000 Antwerpen

In certain architecture, the luminous black of basalt or ebony can serve to provide an extremely simplified reading of form, lending it its own intensity. Is it a cradle or a miniature tomb of an ancient Egyptian god, the recumbent head of a long-forgotten hero or a rock that arose from the very first? The mystery of these dense volumes, closed in on themselves, cannot be breached. There is a hidden life running through them, and the opaque mass attracts and seduces in the same way an enigma does. Slight furrows – is this a human or a geographical topography? – create waves on the surface of this skin/clay, just as does the couple’s hair in Brancusi’s ‘The Kiss’, bringing life to the monolith. The contrast between the different levels, alternating between smooth and textured, also contributes to animating the whole. No matter how plain it may be, in Brigitte Marionneau’s work lines are never hard or dead. Quite the opposite, they are touched by a vibrant firmness, a breath, betraying the ceramist’s constant desire to elevate the material to the heavens. - Pascale Nobécourt , Journalist

When I seal the last piece of earth in a room, I enclose the air. The earth becomes a living boundary between the inside and the outside. The air becomes an ally to build, an integral part of building my sculptures-architecture. I feel this need to anchor my pieces as a piece of soil, a place from which the metamorphoses of time are expressed by the traces, the erosion, the penumbra, the internal life, the ink of the material such as a photosensitive plate.I have always loved black and white photography. And I have always loved these photographers who allow you to access their dark room. We see absolutely nothing and gradually, the time that the retina gets used to the darkness, everything becomes brighter. My pieces are an invitation to visit this dark room, for a quest for light. Black erases all artifice. Only the line, the form and the light count. - Brigitte Marionneau

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