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.
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.