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John Cornu

One-single-artwork-show #1: John Cornu

Installation Views

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: One-single-artwork-show#1: John Cornu at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2016

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: One-single-artwork-show#1: John Cornu at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2016

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: One-single-artwork-show#1: John Cornu at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2016

Photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Wood, paint and shoe wax <br>240 x 269 x 29 cm \n\nPhoto: John Cornu

Untitled (Verticales), 2012

Wood, paint and shoe wax
240 x 269 x 29 cm Photo: John Cornu

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Loercher is very pleased to introduce a new exhibition format and a series of 6 exhibits that will only last one week. The exhibition format follows the parameters:
1 artist, 1 artwork, 1 week.
Back to the roots. Bildbesprechung. Let´s talk about art.

One-single-artwork-show #1: John Cornu
The artwork:
John Cornu: Untitled (Verticales), 2012
Wood, paint, wax
240 x 269 x 29 cm

John Cornu´s artwork “Untitled” is made up of a collection of ten vertical pieces of polished and blackened wood lenght against the wall at regular intervals, as if they formed a single, united plane.
John Cornu works with an aesthetic inherited from minimalism and modernism (monochromy, seriality, modularity), while maintaining a strong relation to context (historical, architectural, societal) 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.

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 (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.