In the beginning there was a set of ceramics. All born of the same creator, Jacques Blin (1920-1995), a former aeronautical engineer who became a ceramist in the early 1950s. Pitchers, lamp bases, pots and other vases from Blin's workshop are easily recognized by the patterns that decorate them: animals or plants, incised in the dry earth, reduced to a few lines, between recognizable shapes and elliptical symbols. The pots themselves, sometimes of biomorphic appearance, are enamelled in colors deliberately extinct, pale orange, faded green, blue tending towards white, which reinforce the archaic effect specific to the engraved patterns. One thinks, in front of the ceramics of Blin, of this blue hippopotamus which one found in certain tombs of ancient Egypt, marvelous object drawn from beyond. It is to this reverie touching on the primordial that the recent work of Bertrand Hugues has given a new form. This man, whose tree leaf fallen from his branch is usually enough to give birth to a world, found in Blin's work resources conducive to generating strange images. Not that he sought to imitate the art of the ceramist - fidelity to reality is not his genre -, but rather because, in this one, Hugues encountered forms which were offered to him in the way possible sketches. Forms already there, waiting for those who would know how, by clever metamorphoses, to hatch them in the guise of new works.
Galerie Eric Mouchet
Collector and modern art dealer, Eric Mouchet offers an eclectic program, based on artists selected for their rigor, the pertinence and poetry of their work, in every form. Eric Mouchet established his gallery at 45 rue Jacob to contribute to the radiance of contemporary culture.