© Amandine Guruceaga - Alexandre Guirkinger
LVMH Métiers d’Art presents the exhibition “Colour Sparks”, chromatic experimentations by Amandine Guruceaga, a few months after the artist completed her residency at the Catalan tannery Riba Guixà. The exhibition – at the Galerie Monteverita in Paris from February 2-18 – evokes Amandine Guruceaga’s creative process and her collaboration with artisans at the tannery. Close-up on two very distinctive worlds that ultimately reveal much in common.
In January 2017, the Riba Guixà tannery welcomed young French sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga as the second artist-in-residence for the LVMH Métiers d’Art program.
The fruit of her immersion into the tannery is being shown to the public from February 2-18 at the Galerie Monteverita in Paris. Following an empirical process, the Colour Sparks exhibition springs from experiments from pigmentation and working with hides. Described as “a chromatic visual shock” by Léa Chauvel-Lévy, Director of Residencies for the LVMH Métiers d’Art program, the artist’s work proposes a creative perspective of artisanal craftsmanship.
Powerful images emerge from the works, from pigments floating in the air to colors escaping from the tanning drums to spread across the floor…. During her six months in the heart of the tannery, renowned for its superb Entrefino lambskin, Amandine Guruceaga nurtured a rich dialogue with the artisans. Eschewing the eventual uniformity of the hides, the artist was drawn to spots, veins and pores in the unprocessed material, revealing their pictorial and sculptural aspects to impart a multicolored, physical dimension.
Challenging traditional techniques and recipes and drawing on the boundless talent of the artisans at the tannery, Amandine Guruceaga has created 24 works that celebrate leather, metal and fabric. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from February 2-18, 2018.
Galerie M O N T E V E R I T A
February 2 – 18, 2018 – Wednesday through Saturday, 2pm – 7pm
127 rue de Turenne – Paris
Open to the public free of charge