Friday, November 19, 2010

Gustavo Pérez and Sylvie Sarrazin Close "Les regards croisées"

Sarrazin Art's Exhibition at La Galerie de l'Europe (19 October - 14 November) has now closed.

But strong traces inevitably remain. How could they not! Weeks of exposure to wonderful artistic creations by artists Sylvie Sarrazin, Nisa Chevènement, Françoise Toulouse and Gustavo Pérez, have left us reeling. 

It has truly been a month of "regards croisées"; a meeting of eyes, of myriad perspectives and propositions, that have inspired and fertilized the imagination.

Over the coming weeks we will be presenting more artwork by the featured artists. For now, some images and thoughts about Gustavo Pérez, whose work accompanied Sylvie Sarrazin until the final evening of Sarrazin Art’s Contemporary Art Exhibition.

Sarrazin Art was pleased to present twelve pieces by Gustavo Pérez, Mexican ceramist.

The works by Pérez were all produced at the prestigious Sèvres-Cité de la céramique, Manufacture nationale de Sèvres in the Paris region of France.

The porcelain works featured at the exhibition are marked by the control and precision of design and execution. Pérez scars the unfired porcelain with cutting tools of his own making.  

Each line, hair-thin and precise, is sliced and interlinked to creating delicate impressions that call to mind the fine pen and ink work of Chinese scribes on paper.

The scarring is also accompanied at points by a lifting and splitting of the surface of the porcelain. The patterns and shapes take on a mobility that recalls the multidimensional movement of Miro's painting.

This technique of scarring and splitting is one that Gustavo Pérez developed into a personal characteristic of his mature work. He developed and extended the technique during his time at the Sèvres-Cité de la céramique.

For more on Gustavo Pérez and his artwork, visit the Pérez Gallery.

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