Another less obvious

The works of Marion Bocquet-Appel offer a pure aesthetic: form and material come together in a precise gesture and constitute a single synthetic sign.
Once articulated in space, the sculptures become narrative entry points whose stories speak of historical, geographical or sociological issues. The technical and conceptual aspects are the counterparts of a reflection on the sculptural practice and the status of the object and its creator, between art and craftsmanship.
« An other, less obvious » is a ceramics installation comprised of several pots and glazed porcelain « slabs ». The vases are sealed, their lids are part of the form. The aim is to soften the contours of the traditional shape, to introduce uncertainty in the definition of the object, its use and its relation to color and space. Within the installation, the contours of the objects disappear, however a drawing of a vast landscape, an elsewhere, remains. The artist Marion Bocquet-Appel refers to the aesthetics of SFUMATO, used by Italian Renaissance painters and theorized by Leonardo da Vinci. She goes through Chinese and European representations to shift the familiar
chinese pot into the field of the visuals arts. In such a way that this same one becomes its own image and seems to expand endlessly.
Marion Bocquet-Appel builds a personal expressive bridge between Chinese and European art. Her stay in China has led her to become interested in different types of vases, as well as playing with the interpretation of their traditional roles. Cultural and craft heritage were studied, revisited and finally diverted. This installation was created in Dehua supported by the Blanc de Chine residency and was completed in her studio in France in 2021.

Year of Creation: 2021

Materials: porcelaine biscuit and porcelaine glazed

Dimensions: 6000x75cm

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