Galerie Bertrand Grimont
12 Mar → 30 Jun 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Artist or craftsman, art has long and often wondered what the creators within it were. The boundary between these two functions has long been blurred and it is not uncommon for contemporary art to play with it again. Benjamin Sabatier takes this direction when he first proposes Do it yourself art, a form of economic self-sufficiency that has nourished his commitment to creators. Abandoning noble materials, he grasps concrete, rolls of tape, beams, plastic bags. He chooses to paint construction tools; plays with tearing; washes his works with water to give a papier-mâché effect. His approach tends to anchor art in a resolutely manual process. Variations concrètes, his third solo exhibition at Galerie Bertrand Grimont, shows a shift in his work. Little by little, self-sufficiency is being replaced by self-construction. The artist gradually moves towards a minimalism of forms, supports, materials reduced to concrete, wood and paper. Sabatier's relentless experimentation now takes the form of a psychoanalytical exploration of his previous works, questioning what will become of those of the future.