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BERNIER/ELIADES Athens - Brian Rochefort. Stellar Gems - 03.04 > 23.05.2021


06/04/2021

The Bernier/Eliades Gallery is pleased to present Stellar GemsBrian Rochefort’s first solo exhibition in Athens and the aritst’s first show with the gallery.

Brian Rochefort (b.1985, USA) uses ceramic and glazes to create arresting ceramic sculptures that suggest forms or phenomena in the natural world. Each work is built up of layers of mud and slip clay, which the artist repeatedly breaks and builds back meticulously over a period of time, and then fires, airbrushes, and glazes – over multiple firings, or as the artist enthuses, “as many glazes as possible until I can’t fire anymore.”
 

All of Brian Rochefort’s  works and their titles, are based on traveling to remote areas around the world, such as the Bolivian Amazon, the Serengeti in Tanzania, and the Choco Cloud Forest in Ecuador among so many other places. Also protected barrier reefs in Africa and the Galapagos Islands.

The title to most of his shows is a product of doomsday scenarios.
Brian Rochefort, Rosa, 2020
Ceramic, glaze, glass fragments
48 x 45 x 50 cm

His new show “Stellar Gems” at Bernier/Eliades Gallery, describes the objects as the aftermath of a fictitious comet or asteroid that hits the planet and results in chaotic debris.
“My sculptures look alien, exotic, from outer space or from the depths of the ocean. I want the viewer to sense these objects are extraordinary, from the future or from the past. My goal is to make sculptures that look chaotic and broken yet controlled and beautiful with vibrant colors and textures that nod to abex artists like Franz West and DeKooning.”

Brian Rochefort "Stellar Gems" - April 3 - May 23, 2021 @ Athens

Watch the video here.


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