Grindstone 2

3 000 

Technique: stoneware ceramic
Dimension: diameter  19,6 x 7,8 inch

A work proposed by Gallery 22
Work sold with certificate of authenticity

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| Artist : Christiane filliatreau

It is probably no coincidence that Christiane Filliatreau chose to set up her workshop on a restanque carved on the side of the wall of the former strategic parade which crosses the Luberon. Here is the artist shaped herself by this landscape which she married and which suits her so well, anchored between the mineral with powerful forms polished by time and the topsoil deposited here as a jewel to work with vigor and perseverance. If Christiane dedicates the blue of her eyes to her, that sharp gaze of beings at altitude that crosses her to the fingertips, she draws all the inspiration from deep within that is nourished by ancient memories beyond her childhood land: in the hollow of a Maghreb wadi, alone away from maternal vigilance, she was already beginning to shape her kingdom. The creative breath, in it, seems to draw deep down, but that the gestures of ordinary life serve, still nourish: between the pure sequences of creation, the quick hands could seem idle. On the contrary, they are busy, preparing the earth, dancing around the sink, tidying up, scraping the workshop tables. Signs of intense concentration to feel how they will reach, will express the idea that teases, announces itself, imperative. Doubt will not have a place until later. A gestation is at work… It is however not a question of limiting oneself to reading in the work of Christiane the manifest attributes of femininity and the hollow symbols which are attached to it, to come to the evidence that the artist is not satisfied only from this completeness or harmony through the bipolarity of genres. She seems to go even further, exalting her own femininity as a matrix, receptive, essential force in which her creative power originates. Accepting through his works, to go towards this essential of his own metamorphosis. She tames the hollow in her, goes to meet her to marry him. She often says “her pieces are technically hollow, but not empty.”
text by Myriam Boutrolle

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Dimensions 20 × 50 cm