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Quentin Garel. Masquarade

45 min visit

Paris
Galerie LJ
28 Oct → 27 Feb 2021
Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Closed Sunday and Monday

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For his new exhibition, Quentin Garel offers a funny and caricatural vision of wild animals. Without making them look ridiculous, it's a way to relax the atmosphere that has reigned for almost a year. We need it! The artist has accustomed us to producing much larger formats. Remember his exhibition "The Bone Magician" at the Museum of Natural History in Paris in 2016: an almost invisible exhibition since these twelve sculptures were mixed with stuffed animals! An obvious reference to classical animal statuary art. Not surprising when you know the artist: his work is inspired by animal anatomy, skeletons or archaeological remains and form sculptures that at first glance come straight from an ancient world. As if they were real scientific archives! The realism of these sculptures is quickly caught up by a detour of forms, almost humorous. Real animal vestige or contemporary creation? We are lost! For Masquarade, Quentin Garel innovates. These are small, more intimate sculptures that are unveiled. These unique and unpublished pieces represent a fennec, a bear, a great monkey of Borneo, a telescope fish as well as octopus tentacles, among others. In bronze or wood, the compositions are accompanied by medium sized charcoal drawings. While waiting for a visit to the Museum of Natural History, go to the LJ gallery!

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