Jean Clareboudt , Residency July 1991 to March1992
Jean Clareboudt was born in 1944 and died in 1997.
Many places have devoted personal exhibitions to him: the Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Rodin Museum, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Centre d'art contemporain de Montbéliard, at the CREDAC Galerie Fernand Léger in Ivry-sur-Seine. He has taken part in numerous group exhibitions including Boîtes (1975) at the ARC 2, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Sculpture/Nature at the CAPC in Bordeaux (1978), at the FRAC Picardie (1985), De l'abstraction à la figuration at the Galerie Convergences in Nantes (1990), Kampnagel Fabrik in Hamburg (1991).
Jean Clareboudt conceived sculptures that were totally in line with the place where they were produced or exhibited, they did not modify it, but proposed a new approach, a new perception.
All of Jean Clareboudt's work is driven by the idea of displacement, his numerous travels around the world were the result of an insatiable curiosity that pushed him to constantly search for forms, compositions that were always enriched by the natural and social contexts he could pass through.
At the Atelier Calder, Jean Clareboudt produced the series of Passages, large spheres in raw metal, composed of two discs pierced in the centre and connected to each other. These sculptures stood as witnesses to the natural context that surrounded them.
The energy emanating from the artist's sculptures comes from the raw metal he used, where the movement of the gesture that made it is inscribed.
Photos: Guillaume Blanc