« From all the phenomena or appearances, proper to the living, the most admirable one is the apparition itself. » Thomas Hobbes, here, by a magnificent ellipse, reports the mystery of the flesh: visible and visionary. (pas certaine de cette traduction)
Disfiguration in art is the Passage from the « Holy Face » to the « Head of Meat »; a cunning of the artist to try to unfold, to understand the mystery of the flesh, and finally to leave these collective hallucinations that lead to absurd beliefs. Paint-ings, sculptures, performances, remain for me attempts to appropriate to myself the logic of the living and to discover its true face: How can the blind matter of the stone become more complex to become clairvoyant to the animal?
Each living being is a sounding board, a unique « Place » from which a world for itself will open, even if it is a bacterium, a toad, or a human being.
I would like to surprise and delight myself with the theater played in each organization. »
Olivier de Sagazan
After the exhibition « Êtres-Chairs »at the Franciscan Chapel, Olivier de Sagazan continues his exploration of the theme of the living at the gallery Loo & Lou which takes for the occasion the appearance of a curiosity cabinet.
« I work mainly with clay and grass that form a kind of mud. Technique used for thousands of years to build walls, but which is also exciting to achieve the support of a painting or sculpture. I deeply love this material because it speaks to our origins. All my exhibitions could actually be called You and I are Earth. There is in each of us a link to the earth that has brought life. The Earth, our planet appears to me as a kind of great vital organism that we must protect. »
–Olivier de Sagazan