The genesis of an encounter between Contemporary Art & Haute Joaillerie
The Antifer collection has become an icon ten years after its promotion. Today, it’s one of the three pillars of the Repossi brand, along with Serti sur Vide and Berbere. The collection is inspired by contemporary art and architecture, which are deeply rooted in the genes of the Repossi House.
The design features minimalist and radical lines, sharp angles, enriched by a contrast of full and empty spaces to create absolute harmony. The pieces on display prove that beauty lies in simplicity.
To celebrate this anniversary, the Place Vendôme jeweler has entrusted gallery owner Amélie du Chalard with an exceptional artistic curation.
The gallery owner added: “The 6 artists - 3 women and 3 men - were chosen for the originality of their techniques and the richness of the materials used: paper, slate, textiles, bronze, ceramics and photography. This diversity offers extremely varied and relevant interpretations of this famous angle, which is neither completely pointed nor completely curved. As well as highlighting this angle, the works also pay homage to the rigor, minimalism and purity of Antifer”.
The gallery owner has invited 6 artists to produce 5 original pieces that resonate with Antifer. Florence Grundeler, French but steeped in Chinese language and culture, is well versed in the interplay of full and empty, and is interested in line and the importance of line. Victoire d’Harcourt’s sculptures play with the tangle of geometric figures, like links in a jewel whose ovals and circles are punctuated here and there by angles. Photographer François Kenesi also draws in his pictures, often exploring the geometry of the architecture that inspires the House. Michel Kirsch, a Parisian sculptor, works with slate, revealing its mysteries, in which the light lodges and reveals the silences and breaths of its mineral folds. Marine Vu sculpts paper to explore its reliefs, voids and solids, like Antifer. Last but not least, Repossi shares Italy with ceramist Guido de Zan, as well as a taste for play and discrepancy.
One piece by each artist will be selected for Repossi’s personal collections, while all the other works will be exhibited at Amelie, Maison d’art Gallery from July 6, 2023.
A SELECTION OF 6 ARTISTS PAYING TRIBUTE TO 10 YEARS OF CREATION
FLORENCE GRUNDELER - ARTIST
Florence Grundeler is a Sinophone with a deep affinity for Chinese culture, as well as having studied in Brazil and Argentina. In her installations, engravings and, most of all, her canvases crossed by threads and ink, this adeptness of matter brings space and emptiness to life, to better capture the lightning flashes.
VICTOIRE D’HARCOURT - SCULPTRESS
Victoire d’Harcourt works with entangled geometric forms that appear to be in full motion. The artist plays with bronze in a light-hearted way, creating a dichotomy between the sensations of liberty and enchainment. Her creations merge round, oval and square shapes, punctuated by angles.
FRANÇOIS KENESI - PHOTOGRAPHER
For François Kenesi, photography is the continuation of sketching by other means. Taken from the notes of a careless traveler, it is first and foremost a tool for representing reality. He often works in series, expressing architectures and urban landscapes that seem to be in motion, like fleeting apparitions.
MICHEL KIRSCH - SCULPTOR
Slate is Michel Kirsch’s preferred material. His sculpture appears as an architecture formed by the accumulation of rounded, irregular motifs. The fragility of the mineral contrasts with the robustness of the black forms.
MARINE VU - ARTIST
In Marine Vu’s work, the image, imperceptible at first glance, gradually takes shape in the material. In her hybrid, minimalist works, the plane becomes a membrane unifying interior and exterior, void and full, breath and structure. A singularly dense space, where landmarks dissolve and redefine themselves. Marine Vu works in a variety of techniques, including sculpted paper and mixed media on canvas, always using relief.
GUIDO DE ZAN - CERAMIST
Guido is one of the few ceramists concerned to give his objects not only a form, but also a particular skin, a texture handcrafted by himself in accordance with the shape of each object. His creations make ceramics playful and lively, while at the same time taking on an aspect of lightness.