Sculpture, painting and digital art, our favorites in the Château حديقة Garden

Bronze sculptures, digital projections, or delicate metallic shapes, none of the fifteen artists invited to Chaumont’s art season express themselves in the same way. But everyone explores nature. Their works are published along the way. “You have to find the right place for business” Tell usShomon property manager, Chantal Coleu Dumond. Riding magic proves the quality of his choices.

Bronzes for Jaume Plensa

They are waiting for you at the end of the flowering magnolia alley. Three Faces, Possibly Sleeping Children: Three-meter-high bronze sculptures. The head appears embedded in the tree trunk. The fusion of nature and man. Jaume Plensa has been working on the human figure for many years. It was recognized around the world, with its heads pinned to street corners or squares in New York, Bordeaux, or Saint PetersburgAnd there in this garden they quietly invite the visitor to return to calm.

“Sculpting to me is like a place where you can rest and meditate. In a world where everything is moving faster and faster, we need solid and stable contours,” says the Catalan artist. A quote that finds all its subtlety with these three works that open the way in the estate’s garden.

The Light was by Evie Keeler

Evie Keeler.

The most amazing action on the road is hidden in Bee Barn. A huge canvas stretched in the dark, a mysterious and abstract fresco, a curtain where tormented landscapes are formed: the acoustic environment, a repetitive tone, the painting that is reflected in opaque water. Strange atmosphere.

“Light is so subtle that you cannot weigh it or even touch it, but it is what gives you access to the spiritual realm.” says Effie Keeler, a German artist who currently lives in Paris. Works with plastics, dyes, ash and Indian ink. Then the light does its work under the artist’s impetus. One thinks of Turner and his blinding skies, the meager landscapes of Anselm Kiefer, the nights and stardust. Or to an old theater in ruins. It is up to the visitors to decide.

digital art in the attic

Evening Effects, Quayola installation at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loir e (© E. Sander)

The novelty of this edition is the installation of a digital gallery under the roofs of the castle. The future moves to the east tower, 300 square meters under the beams dating back to the 16th century and just restored. At the top of a spiral stone staircase is David Coyola, an Italian artist who has lived in London since he was 19. work is called evening effect.

Le principe de cette vidéo d’une dizaine de minutes, envoûtante et hypnotisante est le suivant : des photographies nocturnes de fleurs, éclairées en lumière artificielle, sont brisées, déchirées par les logices de fortreme de lei île algorithm et dyeing; “Looks like Monet”, Said a visitor who had been sitting for a few minutes facing the walls of the screen. She doesn’t believe very well. I wanted to create a computer process that could simulate the Impressionist current, while at the same time bypassing human processing”David Coyola explains. “I like to play with the idea of ​​non-human ingenuity. The work notes a historical pictorial movement, but also offers other digital ways to explore the subject.“.

Jean Le Jacques is back

Outdoors, Jean Le Jacques exhibition at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2022  (Eric Sander)

The Chaumont property manager, responsible for programming, invites an artist each year to the castle’s upper galleries. These were over time, Philippe Cognet, Paul Riperol or French artist of Chinese descent, Gao Xingjian. Just Obligation, whether the works are directly or indirectly related to nature. Thus, on the picture bars, a kind of allegorical is created for these painters. This year, The Seven Rooms welcomes a ghost from the French art scene: Jean Le Jacques.

Jean Le Gac is a French artist, Cévennes is associated with New Formation, a movement that opposed abstraction in the 1950s. He is 86 years old, and he has somewhat disappeared from galleries and galleries. His work can be thought of as a walk in which photographs, drawing and text mix and intertwine. The painter becomes the character of his paintings. His Inspiration: Cinema, Black Novels, Absurdism and Literature.

Chantal Colliot-Dumont went to meet Jean Le Jacques in his Parisian apartment and studio and together they went to look for drawings, pictures, and texts relating to nature. The result: on the wall, there are gangsters and women lying on the grass, painters who have set their stands in the open air and the wonderful dry coals of plants with golden leaves. An autobiographical novel full of imagination and beauty.

plant miniatures Christian Laure

Christiane Löhr's installation at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2022  (Eric Sander)

They only measure a few centimeters. It looks so light that the visitor holds his breath when he enters the Porcupine Gallery. These are the coolest creations of the season, the achievements of Christian Laure.

Christian Loehr currently lives and works between Cologne (Germany), where she owns a workshop in the heart of an industrial estate, and Prato (Italy), where, especially while walking, on foot or by bicycle, he collects materials for the preparation of his sculptures, tells us about the presentation of his exhibition.

How can we imagine in these areas of arid land and industry that Christian harvest could make it possible to create such fragile and delicate structures? And how not to imagine that in spite of everything, despite the damage to the environment, these twigs remain stubbornly fixed?

Shomon: The Field of Imagination

Lost wax.  El Anatsui.  & nbsp;  (Eric Sander)

From room to room, and from corridors to staircases, visitors will also come across works by Stephane Geranne at the Galerie basse du Fenil, and Christophe Marchalot, Félicia Fortuna, and Lélia Demoisy in the Asinerie.

He’ll also find the boats planted on the banks that dominate the Loire River, El Anatsu works or in the domain’s new hotel courtyard a Bob Verschueren statue. Proof that poetry, nature and contemporary art are words that go well together.

Art season 2022 until October 30 at Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

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