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Future Classics

Polo Bourieau & Vincent Fournier

3 September - 15 November 2020

FUTURE CLASSICS presents unseen new sculptures by POLO BOURIEAU and photographic work by VINCENT FOURNIER.

This exhibition is a pleasant encounter of parallel visions between the two artists, both of them exploring futurist visions out of the past, in a journey through opposite medias, texture and tools, connecting paper and stone, traveling and stillness, earth and sky.

Exhibition duration: 3 September to 1 November 2020, at La Galerie Paris 1839, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central. Meet the Artist at the Opening event on 3 September, Thursday at 6.30pm.

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Ground Control

2020, Botticino Marble (Italy), Bardiglio Imperiale Marble, 40 x 40 x 75 cm

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Emicrania

2020, Botticino Marble (Italy), Orobico Marble, 46 x 30 x 78 cm

Polo Bourieau

Polo Bourieau is well known for his monumental sculptures. In this exhibition, for the first time, Bourieau shares a series of smaller sculptures made in his workshop in Pietrasanta, Italy. Reconsidering the antique Greek and Roman shapes, Polo Bourieau transforms each classical beauty into a futurist creature. Bourieau explores the process by which rough and simple geometric volumes evolve into figurative state and floating landscape, trying to seize in precious and rare Italian stones this dynamic moment of transformation.

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The Map

2019, Iran Silver Travertine (Iran), 90 x 60 x 42 cm

Vincent Fournier

Fine art photographer Vincent Fournier is fascinated in exploring the boundary between reality and fiction. In his photo series, Fournier reveals not only his passion for science, technology and their mysteries but also creating and envisioning a fantasy world. Poetic and meticulous, Fournier transforms real venues into utopian- like images. This exhibition presents different photographic series by Fournier, from his space exploration to humanoid robots, and from monumental architectures to the city of Brasilia.

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Apollo model A7L spacesuit

Johnson Space Center, Houston, [NASA], U.S.A., 2017

Space Project tells the story of both the past and the future of space exploration, the photographs are a mix of historical and documentarian vision of space adventure with scenes staged inspired by cinema and Fournier’s childhood memories. The Man Machine project is a reflection on how artificial creatures such as robots or other avatars can evolve in our day-to-day life. Kosmic Memories reveals extraordinary architectures, veritable totems of civilization of the future erected as so many signs of a possible elsewhere. Last but not least, for the Brasilia series, Fournier used the city as a setting in which the inhabitants are staged, shows nostalgia and the dream of a future frozen in time.

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Anechoic Chamber

[ISAE], Toulouse, 2018

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Ostra #1

Kosmic Memories, 2020

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HIGH-SPEED SHARK [Squalus moleculo]

The ability to control its speed at the molecular level, 2019

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The Itamaraty Palace – Foreign Relations Ministry

Stairs, Brasília, 2012

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The National Museum #3

Brasília, 2019