La Capture du nuage, 2011
Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper laminated on dibond
Edition 1 of 5
Courtesy Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
Unframed. In situ images are non-contractual and give just an idea of the real dimensions of the work.
CM H 24 W 30
IN H 9.45 W 11.81Certificate of authenticity - Signed by artist
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La Capture du nuage, 2011
"Le nuage qui parlait", which is a participative work, collects dreams of men. It records passages and encounters, places and secrets. Through both actions and symbols, forms lead to the rethinking of the dreaming state here and now, within its repetition or experience in different geographical sites. Yo-Yo Gonthier is a composer of lines, senses and sounds: the materiality of his works results from those. A paper print appears from an engraved object, as if it were photographed or pinned. Reproducibility testifies to a return to the essence of forms.
With his cloud machines, Yo-Yo Gonthier attempts to take us elsewhere, to figuratively take off. In his approach to his work, the border between elements is often fluid: the marine animal becomes the inspiration for a flying machine. His photographs are notebooks, and then models that suggest the idea of an artist-inventor whose vital function is to imagine other worlds. Both a photographer and a plastic artist, Yo-Yo Gonthier questions the erasure of memory in a western society where progress and technology seem to be essential values.
Born in 1974 in Niamey, Niger. He works and lives in Marquefave, France.
Yo-Yo Gonthier's art is freely inspired by the exploration in general: quests, discoveries and travels that are as much concrete as they are fantasised. By means of film, drawing, engraving, photography and performance, he invites us to a historical reading of forms and universal matters.
Through both actions and symbols, forms lead to the rethinking of the dreaming state here and now, within its repetition or experience in different geographical sites. Yo-Yo Gonthier is a composer of lines, senses and sounds: the materiality of his works results from those. A paper print appears from an engraved object, as if it were photographed or pinned. Reproducibility testifies to a return to the essence of forms.
As a visual artist, Yo-Yo Gonthier interrogates the deletion of memory in an occidental society where speed, technology and progress seem to have become essential values.
Marc Aufraise for Art Press, n°460 on the occasion of Paris Photo, November 2018 said: " "In Yo-Yo Gonthier's work, the poetry and the politics, the magic and the manifest are intertwined. The formal tensions intensified by the conflict between stability and movement, between bright and obscure spaces, act as the nerves of the dialectical forces proper to the history of humanity. His photographs invite us to contemplation and personal journey: to get lost in the drawing to engage oneself in the search for meaning. From the concrete visible chimaeras emerge, here entangled in...Read more
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury opened its doors in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in September 2012. In May, 2018 the gallery inaugurated second space in Dakar, Senegal and a showroom in Paris in France.
The gallery aims at promoting contemporary art in Africa. It offers visibility to creativity and contemporary artistic diversity in Africa through its programming of solo shows and group exhibitions, participation in international art fairs and biennales, and through its collaboration with foreign galleries.
Strongly rooted in their respective identities and stories, the artists represented by the gallery distinguish themselves through the use of a language that abolishes barriers and rejects geographical stigmatisation. Observers of a world they live in, these artists take an enlightened and critical look at our society. The diversity of their aesthetic gestures, committed positions to grab the complexity of History, participates in the writing of a living memory and asks us to reconsider our own relation to the world.
Cécile Fakhoury Abidjan
Between Carrefour de la Vie and le carrefour de la RTI
Between Sodemi and Immeuble Carbone
Abidjan - Ivory Coast
Cécile Fakhoury Dakar
Rue Carnot x Béranger Féraud
Behind, Hotel Pullman
Dakar - Sénégal