Raphaël Moulin – L’heure des poètes
Raphaël Moulin presents steel sculptures in the company of the collective of artists working above the gallery (Alessio Morandini, Sophie Mottet, Simon Buttet, Christian Raboud, Thieu Le Quoc, Philippe Trombert) to whom he has proposed to create portraits of several of the poets who inspire him in his work as a sculptor
Presentation of the artist :
Born in 1953, trained as an art blacksmith, Raphaël Moulin has been one of the important actors of contemporary sculpture in the Valais since the 1980s. Numerous exhibitions and achievements mark his artistic career, culminating in a monumental sculpture adorning one of the roundabouts in the town of Martigny. A fervent admirer of the sculptors Eduardo Chillida and Oscar Wiggli, he presents some forty works in steel. A novelty in his work is that some of the forms show perforations, which he describes in these terms:
“Say Moulin, what are all these holes in some of your sculptures? It’s everything that gnaws at us, our worries, our fears, our desires, our unfulfilled desires, our jealousies, our misunderstandings, our sufferings, our sweats, our cancers, our wounds, our distresses, our anguished slumbers, our little boo-boos, our decrepitudes, our incoherent words, our tears, in short, everything that Baudelaire had summed uṕ by this expression “our long misery”.
The sculptor from Charrat is also an avid reader of poetry, a source of inspiration for his sculptures and for the occasion decided to collaborate with the collective of artists working above the gallery (Alessio Morandini, Sophie Mottet, Simon Buttet, Christian Raboud, Thieu Le Quoc, Philippe Trombert) by proposing to hang portraits of several of his favorite poets on the walls.
The artist will be present at the opening on 11 September, from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 September, from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 October and on the last day, 30 October 2021.
Wednesday to Sunday: 12:00-17:30
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