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 In favor of an on-site presentation of Opus Magnum.

 

Yann Faisant’s Opus Magnum is an attentive witness of the environment in which it is exhibited. It was designed to come out of the studio and the gallery to be set in sites where the will to protect beauty or the environment is obvious.

 

Such a presentation allows the artist to return the symbolic apple fruit to its natural setting, to recreate a link between man and nature, between the individual and the artwork and thus to enhance its natural or cultural environment.

 

The exhibition of an artwork in situ never fails to create a genuine event not only thanks to its very presence but also by its staging. The aim of the exhibit is thus to create a dialogue between the works and the sites they are shown in, and to initiate a dialogue between the work and the viewer and ultimately between the latter and the site itself.

 

In other words, art is no longer merely esthetical, it becomes ethical. It resonates in the mind of the viewer drawing his/her attention to what should be protected.

 

Opus Magnum, an environmental and esthetical message

Roaming is an integral part of the Opus Magnum work. The journey does relocates the artist at the heart of the esthetical and ecological commitment by allowing the work to both magnify the site on which it is presented and be magnified by it.

Yann Faisant

Reflecting the itinerant spirit of Opus Magnum, Yann Faisant wishes to conclude agreements with various places, cities, sites and offer them, with the presence and exhibition of his Opus Magnum, a vision that differs from the alarmism often found in ecological messages.

Indeed through the beauty, the aestheticism and the perfection of the work, which was built according to the Fibonacci sequence, the artist creates an interaction between the artwork and the site, with the latter’s beauty responding to the former’s perfection.

 

Biographie

Solo exhibitions

2014 Galerie Laurence Guerrieri, Paris, France

2014 Galerie G., Courchevel, France

2014 Installation Mairie de Paris, Paris, France

2013 Galerie Xinhua, Paris, France

2013 Installation quai de la Joliette, Marseille capitale européenne de la culture, Marseille, France

2013 Biennale de Venise, galerie Juris & Perl, Venise, Italie

2013 Art Fair Monaco

2012 Exposition Hôtel de la Marine, Paris, France

2011 Galerie Art Diffusion, Paris, France

2010 Galerie Art Diffusion, Paris, France

2009 Galerie Art Diffusion, Paris, France

 

Group exhibitions

2012 Galerie Peter Brown Fine Art, Londres, Royaume Uni

2012 Galerie Clorinde Martin Paris, France

2011 Galerie Cafmeyer Knokke le zout-Belgique

2011 Galerie Frederic Got Fine art-Saint Paul de Vence, France

2011 Galerie Rocha-Barbizon, France

2011 Galerie Les tournesols-Saint Etienne, France

2011 Galerie Castiglione-Paris, France

2011 Foire d’art de Shanghai Chine

2010 Galerie Artdif.com-Saumont la Poterie, France

2010 Galerie Castiglione-Paris, France

2010 Galerie Clorinde Martin-Paris, France

2010 Foire d’art de Shanghai-Chine

2009 Galerie Clorinde Martin-Paris, France

2009 Galerie  Paulette Bos-La Hague, Pays Bas

2008 Galerie Elysées-New York, Etats Unis

2008 Marigold Fine Art gallery -New Delhi, Inde

2007 Galerie du vieux Saint Paul-Saint Paul de

2007 Galerie Clorinde Martin-Paris, France

2007 Galerie D’art Elysées-Paris, France

2006 Galerie Clorinde Martin-Paris, France

2006 Foire d’art Shanghai

2006 Galerie Sainte Catherine-Honfleur, France

2006 Galerie de L’Alpage II-Courchevel, France

2005 Galerie Bel Air Fine Art-Genève, Suisse

2003 Foire d’art de Genève

2002 Galerie Villard Lalande Paris, France

2002 Galerie Félix Haloux-Paris, France

2000-2001 Galerie California, Paris, France Muséographie

2007-2008 Musée du Luxembourg-Paris

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Opus A

Opus A – Golden apples decorated with a ginkgo biloba leaf, a 7-sculpture series, in perfect alignment, diameters ranging from 7 cm to 137 cm, in gold and bronze, alluding to the themes of transformation and resistance that are implicit in all of Yann Faisant’s work.

The apple no doubt is the most symbolically loaded fruit, for it is the essential fruit. In Latin, pomum means fruit, whilst in French, an apple is a pomme.

In ancient mythologies, apples were very often golden, as in the Garden of the Hesperides. There, the nymphs treasured golden apples given by Gaia to Hera as a wedding present, and one of Hercules’s twelve labors consisted of snatching those miraculous apples that provided their owner with immortality.

One should remember that it is through the “transformation” of the jewels of Yacoub El Mansour’s wife that the Mosque of the Golden Apples was built in Marrakesh.

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Opus B

Visual artist Yann Faisant   imposes his signature across the golden apple, artistic and poetic Symbol of his work.

For the series “Opus B”, the hand of the “creator” by gently grasping the apple gives it life. The gold, as a sacred fluid is transmitted from the creative hand to the Work.

“Opus B”, or the time of flight but also the suspended time in the creative process.

The hand as a vector becomes the representative of the artist himself and of his gestures,

It is the essential tool of expression and then it lets us see and hear the silent poetry of the work: a golden apple, token of knowledge and freedom.

The Opus Magnum story can begin.

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Opus C

“S’âme-user”

Or use the soul through the game to access the joy.

For alchemists, the soul is seen as a bag of sulfur (suffering), that you have to clear throughout life. Yann Faisant, decodes this transmutation of suffering to joy using these emblematic items that are, apple, gold and ginkgo biloba combined with other materials, silver, tin, mercury. By choosing to represent bilboquet as vector of transmutation, the artist pays tribute to the game of Kings and the return of the heart in its setting.

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Opus D

Opus D ties the horse to the four elements – the air of which it is formed, the water of the magical springs flowing under its hooves, the fire of the sun sitting in the chariot it pulls in many legends, earth or the subterranean world of which the golden apple is the guardian.

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Opus E

Opus E, a 7-sculpture series, in bronze and silver. Each work symbolizes a planet and the metal it is associated with. Apples 1 to 5 are symbols of imperfect metals, while apples 6 and 7 symbolize the perfect metals. The transmutation of the raw material into silver is known as the Lesser Work, while the transmutation of the raw material into gold is called the Great Work.

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