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John Cornu

I’m a passenger

Installation Views

Wood, paint and wax <br>145 x 114 x 5 cm each\n \nPhoto: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

La Gueule ouverte, 2017

Wood, paint and wax
145 x 114 x 5 cm each Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

La Gueule ouverte, 2017<br>Wood, paint and wax\n145 x 114 x 5 cm each \n\n\nPhoto: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

John Cornu, La Gueule ouverte

La Gueule ouverte, 2017
Wood, paint and wax 145 x 114 x 5 cm each Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: John Cornu at Galerie Gilla Loercher, 2017

Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: John Cornu at Galerie Gilla Loercher, 2017

Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Wood, paint and wax <br>145 x 114 x 5 cm each\n \nPhoto: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

La Gueule ouverte, 2017

Wood, paint and wax
145 x 114 x 5 cm each Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

La Gueule ouverte, 2017<br>Wood, paint and wax\n145 x 114 x 5 cm each \n\n\nPhoto: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

John Cornu, La Gueule ouverte

La Gueule ouverte, 2017
Wood, paint and wax 145 x 114 x 5 cm each Photo: John Cornu, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Carrare marble, bronze and oxydation \r<br>Marble: 18 x 12 x 2 cm \r\nBronze: 13 x 7 x 4 cm \r\nUnique pieces in an unlimited series \r\n\r\nPhoto: John Cornu

Dernier degré de l’attachement, 2016

Carrare marble, bronze and oxydation
Marble: 18 x 12 x 2 cm Bronze: 13 x 7 x 4 cm Unique pieces in an unlimited series Photo: John Cornu

Dark grey mat, mirror and dark wooden frame \r<br>58 x 50 x 4 cm \r\nEdition 2/5 \r\n\r\nPhoto: John Cornu

Par la Meurtrière, 2011

Dark grey mat, mirror and dark wooden frame
58 x 50 x 4 cm Edition 2/5 Photo: John Cornu

Red wine and blotting paper \r<br>39,5 x 42,5 cm \r\nUnique pieces \r\n\r\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Purple Rain, 2016-2017

Red wine and blotting paper
39,5 x 42,5 cm Unique pieces Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Red wine and blotting paper \r<br>23,5 x 29,5 cm \r\nUnique pieces \r\n\r\nPhoto: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Purple Rain, 2016-2017

Red wine and blotting paper
23,5 x 29,5 cm Unique pieces Photo: Gilla Loercher, courtesy the artist

Red wine and blotting paper \r<br>23,5 x 29,5 cm \r\nUnique pieces\r\n \r\nPhoto: John Cornu

Purple Rain, 2016-2017

Red wine and blotting paper
23,5 x 29,5 cm Unique pieces Photo: John Cornu

Stainless construction props \r<br>Variables dimensions\r\nEdition 1/10 ; 2/10 ; 3/10 \r\n\r\nPhoto: John Cornu

Untitled, 2009-2010

Stainless construction props
Variables dimensions Edition 1/10 ; 2/10 ; 3/10 Photo: John Cornu

Stainless construction props \r<br>Variables dimensions\r\nEdition 1/10 ; 2/10 ; 3/10 \r\n\r\nPhoto: John Cornu

Untitled, 2009-2010

Stainless construction props
Variables dimensions Edition 1/10 ; 2/10 ; 3/10 Photo: John Cornu

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art is very pleased to present the third solo show of French artist John Cornu.
John Cornu works with an aesthetic inherited from minimalism and modernism (seriality, modularity), while maintaining a strong relation to context (historical, architectural) and a form of contemporary romanticism (a penchant for degradation, blindness, violence, and destruction). With an interest for modern ruins, coercive systems, logics of power, and the passage of time, the artist imbues his productions with an atmosphere at once poetic and without compromise. Whether sculptural, pictorial, or installation-based, they blend paradoxical forces, setting up a multiplicity of meanings and readings.
A melancholic melody filters out from the exhibition « I'm a passenger ». It sketches a haunted portrait of our interior demons, the outline of a murky dream vibrating between violet purple and deep black.


French artist John Cornu, born 1976, lives and works between Rennes and Paris. His work has been shown in many art insitutions and galleries s.a.: Palais de Tokyo, Paris (F), Cneai, Paris (F), Musèe des Beaux-arts, Calais (F), Musée des Beaux-arts, Rennes (F), Musée Particulière, Brussels (BE), Musée Picasso, Paris (F), Biennale de Lyon (F), Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich (UK), Circa, Montréal (CAN), ZQM, Berlin (D), Busan Biennale South Korea (KR), Biennale d`art contemporain de Jukoutsk (RUS), Ricou Gallery, Bruxelles (BE), Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris (F), Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris (F), Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin (D) a.o.