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Martine Hardy


I use a number of disciplines, exploring painting, drawing and sculpture through various techniques and materials, and adopting Jean Arp’s philosophy that “First, you must let the shapes, colours, words and sounds grow, then you can explain them”.

Often composed of integrated, stackable elements that can be combined in multiple ways to form a collection of somewhat organic shapes, my sculptures are made of modelled clay, a material that enables me to work on volumes and materials at the same time. I create series with generic titles: cavities, sleeping people, walls, shy trees, Dada plants, ex-voto.

In botany, ‘shy trees’ are trees whose leaves do not touch each other. They keep a certain distance away from each other. By separating two shapes with a gap, I try to create a space between them and integrate it into the sculpture. The form of my pieces, which also sometimes resemble a nape and a neck, illustrates the notion of separation, which is recurrent in my work; a sculpture often composed of two parts that play with the ambivalence of emptiness and solidity.

Martine Hardy
Ceramist, born in 1959
Lives and works in Saint-Pern

Exhibitions/fairs

2018                     

  • Beukenhof, Phoenix galleries, Sculptour 2018, Kluisbergen, Belgium
  • Biennale de céramique, Chantemerle lès Grignan, France

2017                     

  • Le 56, exposition personnelle, Art sous x, Paris, France
  • Beukenhof, Phoenix galleries, Sculptour 2017, Kluisbergen, Belgium       
  • Anciennes Halles Saint-Briac sur Mer, France
  • Galerie 18h15, Rennes, France
  • Galerie de L'ESPE, Vannes, France

2016                     

  • Beukenhof, Phoenix galleries, Sculptour 2016, Kluisbergen, Belgium
  • Les Journées de La Céramique, Paris, France

2015                     

  • Parc de sculptures du château de Bosc, Domazan, France
  • Le Lavoir, Clamart, France
  • Galerie l'Antretemps, Rennes, France
  • Centre de céramique, exposition personnelle, La Borne-Henrichemont, France
  • Biennale de Sologne, Chaumont-sur-Tharonne, France
  • La Consigne, salon Révélations Grand Palais, Paris, France

2014                     

  • Galerie le Domaine Perdu, Meyrals, France
  • Espace culturel La Gobinière, Orvault, France
  • Galerie Loïc Vallée, Nantes, France

2013

  • Salon Contrastes. ENSAIT Roubaix, France
  • Jardin des Arts, sculptures monumentales parc d'Ar'milin, Châteaubourg, France             
  • Biennale de céramique, Abbaye de Bouchemaine, France
  • Galerie le Domaine Perdu, Meyrals, France

2012

  • Création des trophées du FIFAV (festival international du film sur l’argile et le verre organisé par Ateliers d’art de France), Montpellier, France
  • Jart’din, sculptures dans un jardin, Saint-Michel en Grève, France
  • Halle à Marée, exposition d’été, Cancale, France

2011                 

  • Céramique 14, Mairie du XIVème, Paris, France
  • Art 9, Saint-Briac sur Mer, France
  • L'art chemin faisant, Pont-Scorff, France      

2010     

  • Printemps des Potiers, Bandol, France
  • Biennale de céramique, Andenne, Belgium
  • Galerie Artotia, Morlaix, France
  • Galerie AccroTerre, personal exhibition, Paris, France

2009                   

  • Galerie Mica "Hibernation", Saint-Grégoire- Rennes, France
  • Galerie Border Line, Saint-Malo, France
  • Espace Mayorga Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France
  • Salon Collect, Galerie Collection, Londres, UK
  • Galerie Artotia, Morlaix, France
  • Galerie Isabelle Goude, Pléneuf Val-André, France
  • Biennale armoricaine d’art vivant/contemporain, Le regard des autres, Saint-Brieuc, France
  • Hors Série, galerie éphémère, Espace Commines, Paris, France

Acquisitions

  • Fonds d’art contemporain - Etat de Genève, Switzerland
  • Musée Palissy, Lacapelle Biron, France
  • Collection, Paris, France

Price

  • 3rd price of the jury, Biennale d'Andenne, Belgium, 2008


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