THESE BLANKS THAT I DIG
From July 2 to October 2, 2022
Organisée par la Ville de L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Constructed in three non-chronological chapters, the exhibition by visual artist Laurent Delaire at the Campredon art center presents paintings, drawings and installations that probe the mystery hidden beyond the world of appearances.
In drawings depicting his intimate environment, the artist, by different processes, interferes with the usual codes of perspective and shows us that the representation, if it includes a part of imitation of reality, constitutes above all a subjective vision. and a plastic system that has its own life.
On his black monochrome paintings of Mars, the artist always proceeds by erasing the medium in order to make the initial drawing partially reappear as well as the white background of the support which suddenly acts as light. There thus occurs an epiphany from which emerge landscapes or figures marked with a spiritual or even religious dimension.
In the environment They all became shadows, index-images (imprints by rubbing) construct a domestic space by staging the very absence of objects and beings supposed to populate it, thus evoking the impermanence of our condition of humans. Finally, the artist proposes a staging of his asemic writings (freed from communication), an exercise in attention to gesture and to the here and now and which he has been developing for ten years.
Laurent Delaire, visual artist and Muriel Catala, Director of the Campredon art center.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST
Laurent Delaire was born in 1971 in Clermont-Ferrand.
After studying languages, he worked in secondary education (Principal Education Advisor) then in translation (author of dubbing for television and publishing).
At the beginning of the 2010s, he fully invested himself in his creation and his plastic research, while devoting a few hours a week to artistic practice workshops at the University of Clermont-Auvergne.
We have been able to see his work several times at the MacParis fair or at Puls'art.
He has notably exhibited at the Empreintes gallery and the Picot-le-Roy gallery.
In 2019 he participated with the Maison des Arts Plastiques in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes at the Lyon Biennale, as well as in 2018 and 2021 at the Parcours de l'Art in Avignon.
He lives and works in Bellerive-sur-Allier (03).