HAND-MADE COLOUR SCULPTURES: SOME ARE PAINTINGS, SOME ARE STATUES, 2017

For his installation, in the museum's first room, Vincent Beaurin has borrowed from the permanent collection, two life-size black panthers, made of enamelled porcelain, works crafted in 1959 by the Japanese ceramicist Kôji Yatsui, and arranged them with eight of his own pieces, to create something that is at once imposing and soothing, precise and hypnotic.

L'expérience de la couleur, 2017-2018
Group show
Musée National de Céramique - Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique

HAND-MADE COLOUR SCULPTURES: SOME ARE PAINTINGS, SOME ARE STATUES, 2017
Installation view

The main problematics of Vincent Beaurin's work were brought together here: colours and their energy, the landscape, saturated with water, air and light, the body, the figure, with their sometimes chaotic volumes, but often tense and organic, and even sexual, the sparkling - isn't the universe a cloud of sparkling particles? - and last of all, abstraction, abstraction in the sense of 'getting away from', as a motivation, a drive.
Ocelle, 2017
Polystyrene, glass
Ø 71 x 13,5 cm
Ø 28 x 5 1/4 in.
Unique
Grotesque, 2016
Polystyrene, glass
86 x 56 x 51,5 cm
33 3/4 x 22 x 20 1/4 in.
Unique
Paysage, 2013
Composite material, quartz, marble
27 x 46 x 3 cm
10 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.
Didier Grumbach collection
Ocelle, 2017
Polystyrene, glass
Ø 71 x 13,5 cm
Ø 28 x 5 1/4 in.
Unique
Statue, 2017
Polystyrene, glass
40 x 29 x 24 cm
15 3/4 x 11 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.
Unique
HAND-MADE COLOUR SCULPTURES: SOME ARE PAINTINGS, SOME ARE STATUES, 2017
Installation view
HAND-MADE COLOUR SCULPTURES: SOME ARE PAINTINGS, SOME ARE STATUES, 2017
Installation view
HAND-MADE COLOUR SCULPTURES: SOME ARE PAINTINGS, SOME ARE STATUES, 2017
Installation view
Spot couleurs, 2015
Polystyrene, glass
Ø 71 x 13,5 cm
Ø 28 x 5 1/4 in.
Unique
Statue, 2017
Polystyrene, glass
35 x 34 x 19 cm
13 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.
Unique
Ocelle, 2017
Polystyrene, glass
Ø 71 x 13,5 cm
Ø 28 x 5 1/4 in.
Unique
L'expérience de la couleur, 2017-2018
Group show
Musée National de Céramique - Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique

Exhibition view

Vincent Beaurin, Les Tablettes de Bastet, 2013
Dior Bastet Eye-shadow Tablets, limited edition
1450 signed, and numbered pieces

With Ensemble Louis XXI, porcelaine humaine by Andréa Branzi, 2010, a co-edition by Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique and galerie Mouvements Modernes