Jean-Charles Quillacq (de)

  • Artist Jean-Charles de Quillacq erects works which have a complicated relationship to remaining upright. In both sculpture and performance, his work stages bodies that are bound by their environment, constrained by position and interaction, becoming the object of fantasy, codification and multiple representations. Creating tubular sculptures, quasi-erotic installations and intimate performances, the artist unveils an ambiguous relationship between the world and the self. Through mimicry and the blending of notions such as the omnipresence of desire and of alienation, the artist engages in a tireless reproduction of gestures and objects. Material often takes precedence over form in his work, and feeling, shaping and embracing are integral parts of his practice. He is particularly fond of the softness of epoxy resin before it hardens; a key material in his work since 2011. This pleasure is an expression of the desire of creation within a libidinal economy, and a central tenet of his work. The studio becomes a space for creation where intimate relationships with the objects he creates are developed.

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Artist Jean-Charles de Quillacq erects works which have a complicated relationship to remaining upright. In both sculpture and performance, his work stages bodies that are bound by their environment, constrained by position and interaction, becoming the object of fantasy, codification and multiple representations. Creating tubular sculptures, quasi-erotic installations and intimate performances, the artist unveils an ambiguous relationship between the world and the self. Through mimicry and the blending of notions such as the omnipresence of desire and of alienation, the artist engages in a tireless reproduction of gestures and objects.

Material often takes precedence over form in his work, and feeling, shaping and embracing are integral parts of his practice. He is particularly fond of the softness of epoxy resin before it hardens; a key material in his work since 2011. This pleasure is an expression of the desire of creation within a libidinal economy, and a central tenet of his work. The studio becomes a space for creation where intimate relationships with the objects he creates are developed.