“Distract certain architectural elements from the greater whole.
Render them their intrinsic property through a process of separation from the material.
Utilize their quality as a semi-permeable divider.
Play with their often openwork structure, allowing the eye to pass through them, and to let the framed and fantasized image on the “other side” take shape, thus coloring new cut-out forms.
Portals, architectural ornaments, moucharabiehs, shutters, carry a poetic and aesthetic charge.
This dialectic between the object, the individual and the territory should be studied, constructed and deconstructed.”
Lucie Laflorentie’s work, around matter and color, questions the displacement of the working gesture, of the landscape, but also of the motifs that constitute them. Whether organic or architectural, linked to a territory, to human activity, to thought, to history or to the imagination.
The paths opened up during her two residencies at Le Cube and in a workshop specializing in cement tiles in Khemisset have enabled her to experiment with larger formats and new motifs, pieces that remain in correlation with her past work – around subjects such as the landscape, the working and agricultural environment, and the relationship to craft knowledge.
The exhibition Faire inversion relates this time of experimentation and plastic research around cement and marble powder.
The artist also benefited from the support of AIC Drac Occitanie grant for a second phase of research and creation in Morocco.
The exhibition is supported by Institut Français du Maroc.