“Sous le ciel, sous le bleu” is Clément Davout’s first exhibition at the Ketabi Bourdet Gallery. This collaboration opens with the joint presentation of paintings and drawings, a first for the artist. This set proposes to look at the sky, below the blue of the day, when it becomes the blue of the night. True liminal spaces, the paintings take up forms dear to the artist: the leaves that cut into the light, a way of shifting the gaze that we have on the living.
From photographs taken in the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, colored erasures are deployed, opening onto the transparency in which the plants bathe in a diaphanous pigment water. This first exhibition space is caressed by after sun lights. The second space shows small formats in watercolor enhanced with colored pencils, inspired by the many photos of sunsets taken by the artist. The twilight ripening of the landscape is the primary inspiration for this series of works on paper. The blaze of the evening is reflected on these light-filled plants, which delight us like a ripe fruit.
So many horizons, luminous encounters in search of the sun, where the living comes to the surface of our attention.
Exhibition from May 26 to June 17, 2023.
Ketabi Bourdet was founded by Charlotte Ketabi and Paul Bourdet and is based in the historical artistic neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés in Paris. At a time when many major international galleries are opening a Parisian branch, when a whole new generation of galleries is emerging, and the most prestigious contemporary art and design fairs are being held in Paris, Ketabi Bourdet's aim is to contribute to the influence of France, whose place within the international art market continues to grow, in a Paris that is more dynamic than ever.
Both passionate about contemporary art and design, Charlotte Ketabi and Paul Bourdet bring together their respective specialties, experience and individual reputations, defining a program of personal and group exhibitions of artists and designers, which will highlight the creation of their era as a whole. The gallery presents the work of young artists such as Inès Longevial, Idir Davaine, Pauline d'Andigné, and more, as well as more historical artists such as Robert Wilson or Elizabeth Garouste.
Idir Davaine, Pauline d'Andigné, Clément Davout, Audrey Guttman, Jo Fish, Inès Longevial, Julien Saudubray