"LOADING..." - RERO and Stéphane PARAIN
Loading – Rero and Stéphane Parain
Resin sculpture 25cm high
Limited edition of 500 copies (delivered with the certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the two artists.
(Limited to 3 copies per order, beyond that your order will not be processed)
“At the invitation of the 6m3 collective, Stéphane Parain and RERO seized for LOADING a bust representing Antoine COYPEL (1661-1722), painter to the King from 1716, made during his lifetime by Antoine Coysevox (1640 – 1720).
This work is part of a long-established collaboration between the two artists. poses a choice between conservation and radical change.
Their research thus revolves around questions of transmission and codes. The canons of classical and baroque statuary rub shoulders with the contemporary aesthetics of HTML on a monumental, mineral and ageless stone plinth. The sculpture is achieved, finished and gives itself to be seen as such while resting on a paradoxical appearance, between in progress and interruption. It refers to the aesthetics of the unfinished, also known as the non finito, which notably marks the work of Michelangelo and Rodin. Through a search for the essential, for what is sufficient, through the certain violence of dismemberment and dislocation, the poetry of what remains and of the presence, however, as for a phantom member, of what has disappeared. - Cécile Renoult (from the book Via Negativa - Rero)