Camille Virot

Le monde dans un bol – The world in a bowl

27 March – 6 May 2021

Meet the artist on Sunday 28 March 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Bol Raku Rouge n° 24, 2020 d. 13 cm, h. 10 cm. Bol Raku Rouge n° 22, 2020 d. 14 cm, h. 10 cm. Bol Raku Rouge n° 19, 2020 d. 14 cm, h. 12 cm. Bol Raku Rouge n° 21, 2020 d. 14 cm, h. 11 cm. Photo Pascal Vangysel

Initially programmed for winter 2020, great French ceramic artist Camille Virot’s third solo show at the gallery puts the spotlight on the bowl, including the famous “Genesis bowl”, the artist’s emblem.

This exhibition also presents a new series of the “souvenir of Onisaburo” bowls, which collectors enjoyed them immensely  from their first presentation last November.

A 64-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition (texts in French).

Camille Virot was born in 1947 in Franche-Comté. He pursued studies in ceramics at the School of Fine Arts in Besançon, then at the Decorative Arts School in Strasbourg. In 1972, the artist opened a studio in Haute-Provence where he practiced Raku. Since 1976, he has been dividing his time between didactic work (workshops and contributions in art schools) and the pursuit of a personal plastic expression relying on Japanese Raku’s traditional data. As of 1990, he combined other materials with ceramics. In 2018, he was featured among the guests of Avignon’s Parcours de l’Art and presented a much-noticed installation entitled “15 TÊTES & 50 états transitoires” (“15 HEADS & 50 transitory states”) inside the Church of the Célestins.

Camille Virot’s works are featured in numerous museums, FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) and private collections. They will also be present for an upcoming exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon.

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