Nomads - by Marion Chopineau
Bijgewerkt op: jan 17
This diptych is inspired by cartography, landscape seen from above, movements of elements
(water in the riverbed, wind through high grass). The motives are organic (Feathers/Leaves).They
tell us about landform and topography (Courant, Hills) and seems to be running through the horse
hides. In these movements, there is a notion of migrations and nomadism, flux through a territory.
This diptych is the birth of an open series of artworks. The very essence of it is nature, leaving creatures and what links us all.
Sculpting these horse hides reveals what this material already expresses : animality, open
spaces, free-roaming, running through iced Mongolian highlands, centuries-old dependence and
respect of man over animals. Using very simple cutting gears, my action is to let go then dig, scratch,
sculpt the surface to let appear the shades of fur like geological strates, traces of ancient rituals, parietal encoded graphities.
The material has a raw but colorwise subtle aspects and echoes to ideological matters
as it’s traceable and sustainable leathers produced in Mongolia. There, horse rearing is part of the
culture and free-roaming animals is a reverential practice. The animals are never slaughtered for their
hides. The hides are processed with the help of a Dutch company concerned by care for the environment, people, and animal welfare.
Exhibited at: Sinople - studio - galerie