Past

Objets de désir

10/14/2011 - 11/19/2011
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Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Sculpture membrane n° 51, 2009
Foam shells, ribbons
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Sein versus fesse, version noire
Ping Pong racket, Buttocks foam, ring, ribbons
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Beantay Kdei - Cambodge , 2006
Silver print
70 x 123 cm
Edition of 5 ex

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Anatomie 4, 2011
felt pen
21 x 27 cm
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Caparacon bleu, 2011
Textiles, foam shells, buttons, trimmings, whales
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Haut relief 1 , 2009
Ping Pong racket, buttocks foam, garter, ribbons, paper, layer paper
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Cheval de voyage , 2011
Corset stays, through cotton, ribbons, 7 rooms
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Hapax
Corset stays, transparent cotton, foam shells
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
La chevale 1, encore un instant de bonheur
Silver Print
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Sculpture membrane n°43 - quelque chose de toi, 2011
Foam shells, ribbons
63 x 20 cm
Unique artwork, available

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
La chevale 2, 2008
Silver Print
8,5x11,5 cm
Edition of 5 ex + 1 AP, available

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Anatomie 6, 2011
felt pen
21 x 27 cm
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Hippocampe
Organza, panty hose
160 cm high
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Caparacon rouge, 2010
textile, gold leather, buttons, trimmings
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Respirare, parfois respirer est vraiment difficile, 2006
Silver Print
Unique artwork
courtesy Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
La chevale 4, encore un instant de bonheur
Silver Print
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Anatomie 5, 2011
felt pen
21 x 27 cm
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Les désordres de l'âme, 2007
Silver Print
72 x 122 cm
Unique artwork

Tia-Calli Borlase
Tia-Calli Borlase
Elevation 3, 2007
silver print
72 x 122 cm
Unique artwork

Press release

Entering Tïa Calli Borlase's world is entering an uncommon environment of objects in which the artist creates "unique three-dimensional arrangements", according to the art critic Paul Ardenne, made from re-thinking and re-assembling everyday materials into a metaphoric re-use.

Made with very personal material elements derived from lingerie, such as bra cups, ribbon, intimate fabrics and corset stays, the sculptures have unusual and ambiguous forms that may appear suggestive or subliminal, and derive from successive iterations and hybridizations.


Objects of desire, Tïa Calli Borlase's sculptures, are relate with the human or animal body. Entitled "sculptures membranes", these works exhibit sensation-body, emotion-body, and anatomic-body. They alternate between heaviness and lightness, balance and imbalance, presence and absence, symmetry and strangeness, suffering and seduction.


In this plastic work that plays with textile creation, the needle becomes an obsession. The technique of sculpture created by sewing deals with entwinement, attachment, weaving, combining, mending, and delicate caring. All of these actions are allegories for human relationships and experiments of desire in the act of creation itself.

Behind the quest of desire is a search for intensity, a concept that the artist found in moving and travelling. Thus her first artistic experiments occurred with ephemeral hanging sculptures in clandestine locations such as temples or archaeological sites in Uzbekistan and Angkor.


To show the sculptures in suspension means to express a balance between a reality that may look frivolous and its hidden significance. The way the artist assembles the forms, and circumscribes corporal elements has an evident erotic aspect.


Moreover, sculptures as objects of desire question the links between masculine and feminine. The combination of some forms and their complements suggest some affective links - attachment, enslavement, subjugation, permutation, inversion - all kinds of forms derived from emotion. Using the same process the artist makes equine sculptures. An excellent rider, Tïa Calli Borlase is very fond of this powerful and yet fragile animal. In addition to her sculpture of horses created from lingerie or leather, she also creates living sculptures, dressing the animal with sumptuous "caparaçons" that she sews herself.


In all her works, which also include photography, Tïa Calli Borlase keeps pursuing a consistent artistic world, thus developing what Gilles Deleuze would call her "geography of desire".