Lionel Sabatté / A fleur de peau
An original and organic sculpture
" À fleur de peau " is one of Lionel Sabatté's latest creations. A dead skin flower delicately placed in a ring case. Lionel Sabatté is wellknown as a cameleon artist multiplying practices, supports and materials. He distinguishes himself by his appetite for discarded organic materials: dust, hair or dead skin, which he transforms and sublimates. (Re)creations where death and life intertwine and communicate, affirming, through a poetic gesture, the capacity of matter to renew itself in a perpetual cycle. These small sculptures "A fleur de peau" are all unique pieces.
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- 4 x 4 x 5 cm
17 x 24,5 cm
- unique piece
glued dead skin / case for ring
- Publication date
A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2003, Lionel Sabatté has received several artistic awards such as the Painting Prize from the Del Luca Foundation in 2019, the Friends of the Maison Rouge Prize which enabled him to produce a work, presented in the patio of the foundation in 2018, the Drawing Now Prize in 2017 and was awarded the Yishu 8 Prize in Beijing in 2011.
His work has been the subject of many monographic exhibitions in France and abroad, integrating several institutional collections. The sphere of the living as well as the transformations of matter due to the passage of time are at the heart of Lionel Sabatté's work. For several years now, the artist has been collecting materials that bear the traces of his life experience: dust, ashes, coal, dead skins, tree stumps... These elements are combined in an unexpected way and the works thus created carry within them both a delicacy and a "disturbing strangeness", giving life to a hybrid bestiary in which creatures from the abyssal depths rub shoulders with small birds from the oxidised islands, bears, wolves, emus, owls, but also unicorns... Practising at the same time painting, drawing and sculpture, Lionel Sabatté tries to make all his works interact in a permanent interconnection. His research on the mineral, the animal, the organic in short, gives rise to poetic, sensitive and disturbing works which participate in a global reflection on our condition and the place we occupy in our environment.
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