(All photos ©Galerie Daniel Templon)
Galerie Daniel Templon
On Saturday I ran around in the Marais district in Paris... yes, nearly ran! Knowing that all the galleries would be closed on Sunday and Monday, I had to hurry to see as much as possible. Most of the galleries in this area are located behind and around the Pompidou Center. The Marais district is also pulsating with cafe's and small boutique shops. One boutique that I fell in love with was Valentine Gauthier's, where I could not help but spend an hour trying on dresses and talking with the lovely couple (Valentine and her husband) and their cute little active son. But out I again "ran" to catch the other galleries before they closed. Here I will show you the exhibit that caught my attention the most. TUNGA at Galerie Daniel Templon.
TUNGA, was first an architect but now he seems more like the "mad" scientist. He plays with alchemy, literary analogies, video art (So strong that I could not watch it...) sculptures and puppets. His unique exhibit made my heart kick an extra beat... yes to more of this! Fun, lively, smart and eye opening. This artist is on his own special track, and here is a beat for you to follow:
Bijou de Mme Sade
Boneco de Pedra
Tunga has set up a series of installations that are "mutually contagious", to use his own words. A large iron gate supporting a colossal boom welcomes the viewer, as though on the threshold of some strange ritual. A group of marionettes, made of the artist's characteristic materials- iron, bottle glass and crystal - question both the sculpture's precarious balancing act and its materiality. The use of pearls, sponge and amber gives the dolls an astonishing sensuality. The little troupe is offset by a group of iron containers housing new organic and mineral treasures such as resin, silicon and steel. "The formidable matrix of tropical nature" takes over the gallery's space. Lying somewhere between order and chaos, the journey around the gallery focuses on the relationships between these structures in metamorphosis. held together within the same magnetic force.
-Galerie Daniel Templon
Boneco de Tipiti
Portal com muca
Boneco de esponjas
Tunga continues the Beat's in Rio de Janeiro.