Sète | Frankreich
Ausstellung vom 4. bis 31. Dezember 2009
(verlängert bis 22. Januar 2010)
Exhibition from 4th till 31st december 2009
(extended until 22nd january 2010)
Jean Denant’s exhibition is an architectural study on a construction site, a space where an object is designed and built. It is not surprising that he is particularly fond of construction sites, industrial areas, spaces under construction, in transition and evolution. The artist’s interest is in the work in progress the process of the construction; the work as process. As an artist without studio, the exhibition itself becomes a construction site, where ideas are assembled like scaffolding and through this process the work takes shape. Physically Jean Denant, assembles traditional construction materials and also different representative elements such as photography, video, drawings and plans; these elements elaborate a vaster body of work, of which every exhibition is an autonomous proposition. His vocabulary takes the form of diagrams, models and plans. The materials: sticky tape, Polystyrene and fluorescent lights are industrial and often Jean Denant produces his elements using industrial machines. He comes into play in the toing and froing of thoughts, between the physical space and mental space, between the actual space and the artist’s preoccupations.
Fabienne Gendre, GM Gallery, Montpellier, France
(Translated from french)
Jean Denant born in 1979 in Sète, south of France, where he lives and works after studying Fine Arts in the Art Academy of Toulouse.
Photographies by Laure Gilquin
Montage by Alice Barthélémy