Ateliers d'Art de France

Collection

Marie Rancillac


Still lifes inspire me, they celebrate the beauty of simple things. From them, I draw the naturally beautiful shapes of plants in order to create a ceramic sculpture.

What can be more appealing to a sculptor than the curves of a squash, the outline of a pear, the roundness of a turnip and other inexhaustible anthropomorphic attractions.

Fruits, flowers and vegetables are mounted in strips of chamotte stoneware then assembled in a rough clay composition. After an initial firing, a coloured slip is added in places to create a two-tone appearance of bare and pigmented clay.

For me, it is important to create an object between figuration and abstraction, a way of modelling that offers multiple interpretations without misrepresenting either the object or the material.

Now immortal, nature transformed in this way will perhaps bring us back to the Garden of Eden.

Marie Rancillac
Ceramist, born in 1960
Lives and works in Paris, France

Main exhibitions

2018

  • L’art d’en faire tout un plat, Espace Art et Liberté, Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Pensées végétales, galerie Grès, Paris, France
  • Commission of twelve squashes, Délicata, for the gardens of château de Mauvières, France

2017                    

  • Revelations biennial, Paris, France
  • Exposition solo, Centre céramique, La Borne, France
  • À fleur d’ateliers, Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris, France

2016                    

  • Transmission, Galerie André Gombert, Paris, France
  • En miroir, Solo exhibition, Galerie Accroterre, Paris, France

2015                    

  • Revelations biennial, Paris, France
  • Solo exhibition, Galerie Terra Viva, Saint-Quentin la Poterie, France
  • Festin, Galerie Collection, Paris, France

2014                    

  • Solo exhibition, Galerie Médiart, Paris, France
  • Galerie Maznel, St Valéry-sur-Somme, France

2013

  • Ceramic 14 fair, Paris, France
  • Les Journées de la Céramique, Paris, France

2012                     

  • Solo exhibition, Boutique Talents, Paris, France
  • Hors-Série fair, Paris, France

2011                    

  • Solo exhibition, Galerie L’Œil du Prince, Paris, France
  • Jardins céramiques, Château des Bouillants, Dammarie-les-lys, France
  • Contrastes fair, Roubaix, France

Public Collections

2008                    

  • Sculpture in the garden, Château d’Auvers sur-Oise, France

2005                      

  • Installation for the opening of the Potager, Château de la Roche Guyon, France

1997                     

  • Commission of mural sculpture, Ecole Louise Michel, Gonesse, France


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