D. Loriquet

There’s nothing static about Dorothée Loriquet’s sculpture. Her biomorphic compositions rotate in space while retaining a vertebral dimension, particularly in her most recent works. “My main concern is not the contours, but rather the empty spaces without which movement would not exist.” Indeed, the artist repeats them to the point of breaching the material beyond the constraints of gravity.

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Dorothée Loriquet
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Dorothée Loriquet  
Dorothée Loriquet
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Dorothée Loriquet
Dorothée Loriquet  

The real difficulty in elaborating this construction game is finding and maintaining perfect balance throughout to enable the piece to make these turnarounds on each anchor point. The spectator therefore sees not one work but several, thanks to the varied possibilities of its positioning. Indeed, the artist repeats them to the point of breaching the material beyond the constraints of gravity. The real difficulty in elaborating this construction game is finding and maintaining perfect balance throughout to enable the piece to make these turnarounds on each anchor point. The spectator therefore sees not one work but several, thanks to the varied possibilities of its positioning. "I’ve always been drawn to abstract forms which fire my imagination; I see them everywhere, even in my plate. I endeavour to give a little order to all this, but I’m not aware of everything I express, thank goodness, and that’s no doubt what makes my work both possible and intelligible. When I handle clay, my mind can finally come to rest. Sculpture is more than an accomplishment for me; it’s a spatial expression of the passage from shadow to light, from interior to exterior. The invisible, which owes its emergence to our deepest origins, is found in this tangible passage between two worlds. Music and dance, both of which I used to practice extensively, were key sources of inspiration in my ever growing desire for freedom. Clay and sculpture succeeded in liberating this creative energy, imprisoned by the purist know-how of the past.”

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