Benjamin Graindorge proposes three pieces as part of the group exhibition “Marbre Poids Plume” at the galerie Ymer&Malta until the 15th March 2011. A refined and delicate, as recurrent as they are unwavering continuation of themes: floating objects; living objects; meditative objects determined by an ever more precise vocabulary today make Benjamin Graindorge a designer at the height of his development, this magical moment when formal maturity and creative excitement converge once again to their full extent. A very conclusive fleeting moment of hesitation.

 

« stillQuietPlane», 2010

Reminiscent of Art Deco, the result is a lightness making these shelves border on the liturgical “The shelf is the pursuit of my research about floating objects initiated with the asphericalSky-Light, the marble helps me to emphasize the duality of real/unreal… I like that we are unaware of how this shelf is affixed to the wall, I like that we are unaware of the light source, I like the fact that this shelf suppresses the real to take us to a calm universe of tranquillity.”

Material Marble (black or white)

Dimensions:

-Small: H 50 x L 100 x D 16.5 cm

Edition YMER&MALTA limited to 8 copies

-Large: H 150 x L 75 x D 16.5 cm

Edition YMER&MALTA limited to 5 copies

-Set: H 150 x L 300 x D 16.5 cm

Edition YMER&MALTA limited to 3 copies

Signed and numbered pieces

 

« sweetHorizon», 2010

sweetHorizon is a carcass a vision of which will reconstruct its missing elements, like the 24 images / second of a film become movement, a working drawing about the limits of finesse that a marble piece can achieve. ‘Obviously I am not interested in the technical achievement but in the delicacy that its demanding nature brings. The lightness achieved when the marble is pared down to almost nothing, makes it similar to skin. Its transparency, veins and softness make the marble something sensual.’

Material Marble (black or white)

Dimensions H. 5.5 cm ; L. 60 cm ; D. 21.5 cm.

Edition YMER&MALTA limited to 8 copies

Signed and numbered pieces

 

« smallLivingLand», 2010

A minimal microcosm, this moss ball section is a contemplation about matter, about the smooth/rough duality of marble and the moss cultivated in the grooves to become living skin whilst finishing the object. “If its small living world dimension seems delicate, the approach of this piece for me is brutal and savage. There is the same falsely ordered energy as in the Ikebanamedulla vase.”

Material Marble (black or white)

Dimensions : H 4.5 x L 41 x D 24.5 cm

Edition YMER&MALTA limited to 8 copies

Photos credits : Benjamin Graindorge

 

“Marbre poids plume”

Galerie YMER&MALTA

44 rue La Condamine

75017 Paris

Until march 15th  2011

www.ymeretmalta.com

 

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