Daniel DEWAR & Grégory GICQUEL – Nudes XI, 2020
123 x 90 x 194 cm, Marbre Rosa Aurora / Rosa Aurora Marble
© Julien Grémaud. Courtesy of the Artists

3 September 2020 – 28 March 2021

by Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

An installation of marble sculptures from the Rosa Aurora series in the Van Buuren Museum gardens

On a beach, amongst the pink rocks, black stone blocks.
Small pools of clear water between the boulders,
Body and skin in contact with the polished surface.
A bathroom.
To extract this incipient monument,
To find this moment again,
A basin, a bathtub, a bidet,
Sculpted out of pink stone.
The glitter from the sand is sparkling.

Sanitary ware — washbasins, bidets, toilets, and a bathtub —
Are carved out of a block of pink marble stone.
Smooth, rounded, hollow objects emerge from the material.
The mineral sends these modern furnishings back to a state of nature.
In the garden, the monument evokes nude bodies in an idyllic world.

Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Rosa Aurora, 2017, Ed. Le Voyage à Nantes & Triangle Books.


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