ENGLISH VERSION :
XINE : Christine PERES. Education : Literature and Linguistic in Sorbonne University. Atelier des Beaux-Arts Ville de Paris from 1998 to 2004.
Our history, our culture are both a source of inspiration as well as providing a perspective. I reflect on archetypes before attempting to let go of them, that allows me to work from instinct.What I try to bring into being comes from an imaginary land of an intermingling of utopia and other possible worlds.
I sculpt in order to open up these worlds that lie between concentration and dream.These dimensions, much like the two phases of breathing are essential to life.
In this creative process, we slow down, we cultivate a garden, we walk along a path and this path becomes meaningful.
Each of my sculptures is a poetic journey guided by the desire to excite intimate emotions and critical interrogation, discovery of self and others. As our inner space expands, our relationships with others grow towards the light.
+The language of sculptors is substance and texture, the play of light on volumes, the balance and rhythm of shapes, their integration in the environment. We build plastic languages.
Often the figurative reference of my sculptures veers off in favour of more abstract representations: Mental landscapes, Grottos, Peaks or Modules give way to imagination.
We are evolving. What is most personal for us is the way we see the journey.
In this creative process, we slow down, we cultivate a garden, we walk along a path and this path becomes meaningful. Gardens (White garden, Three thousand possible worlds) invite you to meditate. I sculpt in order to open up these worlds that lie between concentration and dream. These two dimension, much like the two phase of breathing are essential to life.
The disruptions linked to the unruly scales and the phantasmagorical setting of my photomontages is part of the same desire to create utopian realities. In these possible worlds, sculptures evolve as plastic statements, poetical or theatrical forms through a continuous regenerative process.
The shapes that are born and give birth to each other are the metaphorical and concrete wombs of the act of creation. This act modifies our being through the work of interiorization, memory and reformulation of the sensitive world.
I believe we never stop rewriting. Our history, our culture are both a source of inspiration as well as providing a perspective. In this movement of questioning and reappropriation of a primitive type of an ideal model, our relationship with other beings and things becomes stronger. My sculptures explore archetypes: couple, flame, wave, hut, island... In order to be more natural, I practice a kind of forgetfulness which allows me work from "instinct". Desire, intimacy, encounter prevail throughout the alchemy of the ventures.
Desire, softly and intimately, to adhere to the world: strengthening our bonds with nature, with our own nature commits also our body too. The experience of walking, be it roaming or going for signposted walks, catalyses a profound reconciliation. This bliss implies the contact with wet earth, with living woody, mossy forest, with waters that stagnate, run, gully the earth, erode and polish the mountains. I invite you to feel the movement of the waves that batter the cliff, shape the white pebbles, and change stone into gravel, into thinner and thinner sands. Times and places I have visited have given me moments of plenitude. The exultant observation and the patient collection of material are a lasting important part of the making of my work.
Desire, gently and intimately, to adhere to our humanity: encountering oneself and others. In the flow of memory and oblivion, of word and silence, of action and contemplation, of the familiar and the inaccessible, the human being, with feet sunk in the earth and arms thrusting skywards, with an open conscience, is invited to get together, to assemble (Hut)
On the way to awaking, there is courage, patience and offering. This generous opening restores to life what is most precious (Paramita)
As our inner space expands, our relationship with others also grows toward the light. (Encounter, Encounter 2)
Art as a way of knowing and recognizing is also a way of sharing.