We had not heard of this artist but he has obviously made an impact in Europe or at least in France to be given a large exhibition at the Pompidou. Maybe by posting this on my blog he can get another audience down under and further afar.His installation is fascinating and executed in a variety of materials that shows over a period development of his art practice in ideas and medium.
The work in glass is a collaboration he undertook with Murano glass blowers. He persuaded them against discarding the glass that was ‘wounded’ a wound that will always resurface no matter how you try to continue to work with the same object. He wanted the wounds to be part of the design.