JOYCE Paris has the pleasure to showcase the works of three French artists: Quentin Carnaille, Michel Audiard, and Jonathan Delmas.
The young artist born in 1984 develops in his art a reflection about the notion of time, questioning themes like infinity or relativity. “Time doesn’t exist,” says Quentin Carnaille, “it is simply the result of a constant human motivation to materialize it!” He also draws a parallel between watchmaking and architecture; a parallel he will explore in more depth through his sculptures, as a culmination of his philosophical and artistic path.
His creativity led him to designing jewels weighing from a few grams to sculptures of several tons, as well as furniture, pens and statues. In the 90s, he started crafting his famous sculptured fountain pens using materials such as mammoth ivory tusk, meteorite or even petrified wood.
In the year 2000, he started realizing his first « Passages »: historical portraits made of see through rusted steel panels that reveal the invisible thanks to lighting effects, as a tribute to the past.
His last creations, a 4.20m long white rhino, and a bear “tribute to Pompon” show the interest of the artist in a new technique of polyester resin.
Jonathan defines "BEAR" as the result of several concepts founded in youth, nostalgia, joy or music.
There are different versions of "BEAR" such as "CHROME BEAR", with a slightly bluish chrome, or "NIGHTMARE" reflecting the fears of childhood, adolescence or adulthood. But, "GENESIS BEAR" is the original sculpture envisioned by the artist. Made of bronze, the works has a personal meaning as he used to work at his dad's foundry when he was younger.