Giverny | Artist | Christine CLOOS | Scuptures and collages

Posted in Artists

Giverny | Artist | Christine CLOOS | Scuptures and collages
Christine CLOOS
87 rue Claude Monet
27620 Giverny
Phone : 33 (0)2 32 51 05 80
Email
Web site

 

Cloos Ryokan - copie

 

 

 

 

Copie-de-IMG_001939pb

IRON AND PAPER

(Wall sculptures with iron and collage on canvas)

“From the intense exploration of my garden each new day
to the landscapes encountered during my travels.
From the least twig swept onto my doorstep to the strong forms
of century-old trees. Everything is gesture, everything is
line, and everything is energy”.

 

 

 

 


 

atel-cloos

 

Born in Paris, lived and painted there until 1991.
Then settled in Giverny and work on iron :metal plates cut and welded in “ bas-relief “,
wall sculptures with a play on shadows and empty spaces, from a primitive reminder
of metal to the finess of gold leaves and glazed oil.

A synthetic vision of WATER, “Vertical and Horizontal Waters“,
and FIRE, “Smoke, Incandescence and Ashes“,
and EARTH , “Arborescence“.

 

 

 

Detail-Arbre-n30IRON

“In them one finds poetry with primitive and barbaric resonances.
This is not without remembering the ironwork of ancient civilizations
whether they are from the North or the Middle East…”

Patrice de la Perrière

 

 

 

 

Detail-Eaux-Pluie-n65Work on the Elements continues with the representation of the Tree and, through the tree, the Nourishing Earth : the Tree sends down roots, draws strength, reaches upwards, tracing powerful , vigorous lines, branches living through the presence of a single leaf, but also dead branches, cut, hewn, trees struck down, recumbent, a return to the Nourishing Earth. Between Sky and Earth. From vegetal – vegetus, vigorous – the branch and its last leaf suspended to the dead wood, soaring in one last leap before its final plunge against the dying trunk, often represented in the same bas-relief.

“My low-relief sculptures need the support of the white wall without being hung onto the wall, just sufficiently detached, suspended between emptiness and wall, to be able to add a shadow. A play of fullness and emptiness, of shadow and light”.

 

 


 

In 2006, work on canvas intervenes at the same time: :

papiersPAPER

Collages on canvas of raw linen and oil paining.

Horizontalité :”Landscapes of Beauce“ plowed, scratched fields, overturned earth, limited by the presence of barbed wire, infinite, contained and overflowing, furrows, fences, solitude, immutability, silence, between emptiness and material, between space and work.

“These papers that I use are made of natural fibers and, like a living fabric,
lead to the representation of the earth.”

“When I begin a collage, I let my intuition go – the imprint in me made by a landscape, a light, a season, a blade of grass, a feeling – without the help of reasoning. I allow for spontaneity. And I make use of accidents, the effects of the material that happen by chance and little by little, patiently, I redirect everything towards this initial idea glimpsed in an intuitive way but which is always the unifying thread. In the end, it is a balance between impulse andself-control.”

 

Bouleaux-22et38-0,97mx1,46m
Verticality
“Birches”
Silhouettes drawn up, links between ground and sky
0,97m x 1,46m

 

 

 

 

ACTUALITY

 

CALENDRER 2014:

In the end of March 2014
Salon AFFORDABLE ART HONG KONG
avec la Galerie ROUGE EPHEMERE,
Flat A, 1/F, Po Lung Building, 89-95 Hollywood Road Central, HONG KONG
Site Internet

From May 1st to May 31st 2014
Hôtel HELVETIE, avenue du Casino, Montreux, SUISSE avec la Galerie Plexus
(solo exhibition)
ESPACE 87, 87 rue Claude Monet, 27620 GIVERNY
Site Internet

From July 5th to August 3rd 2014
(duo exhibition)
Galerie Les ARTS en LOZERE, Place au blé, 48500 LA CANOURGUE
Site Internet

From September 15th to November 1st 2014
(expo duo)
ESPACE 87, 87 rue Claude Monet, 27620 GIVERNY
Site Internet

From November 10th 2014 to January 5th 2015
(solo exhibition)
Les JARDINS de GAÏA, 6 rue de l’Ecluse 67820 WITTISHEIM
Site Internet

PERMANENTLY à :

Gallery PLEXUS
Villa Murillo,Rue du Lac 61,
Clarens-Montreux, SUISSE
Site Internet

Gallery ROUGE ÉPHÉMÈRE
Flat A, 1/F, Po Lung Building,
89-95 Hollywood Road Central
HONG KONG
Site Internet

Gallery ART et COLLECTION
10 rue des Écoles, 68000 Colmar, FRANCE
Site Internet

ESPACE 87
87 rue Claude Monet,
27620 GIVERNY
Site Internet

SCULPTURES

 

COLLAGES