Past

Sculptures Vagabondes

05/11/2010 - 06/19/2010
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Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Le poids des nuages
30 x 30 x 2cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Petite harmoniome
metal, wood, resin
1.50 x 0.50 x 0.50 m
Unique artwork, available

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
A Table
0.15 x 0.30 x 0.10 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Bas-côté ronce
Métal, bramble branch
0,50 x 0,80 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Temps Mort
Metal, scargot shell
150 cm x 50 x 50
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Escalier de poussière
frame, glass, dust
52 x 52 cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Garde manger
Radius hive
0.30 x 0.70 x 0.20 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Oubliée, 2005
Metal, resin; paper
120 x 200 x 200 cm
Unique artwork, available

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Draps de Houle
Resin
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Bateau Plume
métal, résine, plume
1,50 x 0,50 x 0,50 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Mue de violon
Wood, resin
0.60 x 0.25 x 0.20m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Oeuf Flottant et Nid Marin
Plume shell and iron frame
200 cm x 50 x 50 each
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Double passage
Cotton on metal structure
220 x 120 x 120 cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Nombril aviaire
Plaster, polyester
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Unique artwork, available

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Départ, 2009
Dandelion, plexiglas
151 x 180 cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Escalier Vénitien
Resin
2 x 2 x 4.50 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Violon champêtre
Tree branches, quail eggs
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Escalier de Lune
Plaster, resin, metal
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Clavier
Bois, ivoire, métal, fil de nylon
0,50 x 0,50 x 0,80 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Neptune
Metal, wheat
2 x 2 x 0.80 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Harmonium
Wood, bells, metal and horn
100 x 20 x 40cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Bas-côté coquelicot
Metal, poppies
0,50 x 0,80 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Faucheuse
Metal, straw, tulle
2 x 1 x 0.20 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Scarabé
Resin, metal, paper
100 x 80 cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Escalier en Pissenlit
achene dandelion, metal
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Clin d'oeil agfa
Camera, glass eye
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Nuit blanche
Resin, fabric
2 x 2 x 0.40m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Oeil vogue
Mirror, twigs, photo
70 x 40 x 20cm
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Arbre de Lumière
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Bas-côté ronce
Metal, bramble branch
0,50 x 0,80 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Dangers baladeurs
Glass, butterflies, balls
0.40 x 0.30 x 0.15 m
Unique artwork

Françoise Coutant (estate)
Françoise Coutant (estate)
Tendre hallali
Brass, bronze
60 x 60 x 30 cm
Unique artwork, available

Press release

Wandering Sculptures

In a matter that traditionally uses heavy materials, Francoise Coutant creates sculptures of a singular lightness. A lightness that result not only in materials (feathers, dandelion, eggshells or snails, poppies …) but also in words used to reveal the idea behind its forms. Those light works therefore set delicately something as evanescent as dreams, from real to unreal or even surreal. ?

The artist manages to give substance to abstract concepts. She speaks of time through a hourglass but transforms it into corset (”Another Time”). She questions the origin of things with this huge hen whose feathers are made of paper prints of leaves - standing in an cage opened  to the wind, which houses a small sized egg (The hen or the egg). An egg that often appears in the world of the artist. An egg as fragile as existence. As in many of her works, mixing life and death, telling the ephemeral of things.
Francoise Coutant likes to hang her sculptures to invisible threads, thus making them wandering in the air. Like this armchair made of dandelions that become as light as air or the stairs that lead to improbable elsewhere.
Always working with humor, the artist likes to take a walk with a cloud ("promenoir à nuage"), or create “special items” like this “Nombril aviaire” ( Egg Navel ) or “Artist’s Divan” made of eggshells and thus unlikely useful.
Francoise Coutant’s work leads us into her poetic world, far above the conventions, far above the ordinary.