Ralentir le vent
Curatorship: Claire Le Restif
Eric Baudart’s approach is similar to that of the “flâneur” artist as defined by Baudelaire in Le Peintre de la vie moderne (1863) : “[artist] of the circumstance and of all that it suggests of eternal”.
Baudart pays particular attention to the objects and detritus of post-industrial urban life: mattress springs, the blades of an obsolete and tired fan, an accumulation of concert posters, or the mechanism of a child’s toy.
With a few simple gestures such as the application of a color, a punctual deformation, or simply the displacement of the object from its environment and its integration into the artistic space, the sculptor reveals the aesthetic and poetic potential of these elements.
For Ralentir le vent, Éric Baudart presents a series of new pieces in rooms 1 and 2 of Crédac, inviting the viewer to apprehend space and time differently through the experience of forms and motifs that are nevertheless generic.
A film by Thomas James
- Room sheet — RALENTIR LE VENT, Éric Baudart1.12 MB / pdfDownload
Éric Baudart was born in 1972, he lives and works in Paris. He has presented his work in solo exhibitions at the contemporary art center Les Tanneries in Amilly in 2020; solo shows at the Christophe Gaillard gallery (2022), and at the Valentin gallery (2019 and 2017) in Paris; at the Édouard Malingue gallery (2018 and 2017) in Hong Kong and Shanghai; at the Ricard Corporate Foundation (2011); and at La Verrière, Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels (2008).
He recently participated in Les métamorphoses urbaines at Lille 3000 - Utopia in Lille (2022), Sur les cendres de l’hacienda, at Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse (2021), Dans l’œil de Daniel Pommereulle at the Christophe Gaillard gallery (2021), and La vie des tables au Crédac (2020-2021)
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The exhibition is realized with the support of the galerie Christophe Gaillard, and the Compagnie de Phalsbourg.