SCULPTURES - everyday objects (bronze or gold)


Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le icket de métro

Le ticket de métro, or 18 carats, 2,8 x 3 x 5 cm, 2008

The sculptures are relatively small-sized objects in bronze or gold made to a scale of one; they represent everyday items.



Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le icket de métro

Le ticket de métro, or 18 carats, 2,7 x 3 x 2,5 cm, 2008

These artefacts are quite mundane, ordinary, almost insignificant, not the kind of objects which could have figured in the art pantheons of the past - remote control devices, spray aerosols, sugar boxes, cleaners, metro tickets, Q-tips cotton buds, preservatives boxes-that is, the very common items you touch and use everyday.



Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le icket de métro

Le ticket de métro, or 18 carats, 1,6 x 2,7 x 6,4 cm, 2008

The artist calls the gold items "sculptures de poche" ("pocket sculpture"), which points to where they come from literally, the inside of one's handbag or pocket, but also more essentially to indicate the new rapport one may have to sculpture - you can carry your pocket culture and walk around with it, lose or touch it whenever you feel like it.



Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le icket de métro

Le ticket de métro, or 18 carats, 1,6 x 2,7 x 6,4 cm, 2008

The sculptures show the objects as they have been reshaped and altered by the artist's hand. They seem to have been deformed by frequent and daily touching. Using bronze or gold the artist modifies these common objects as he gives them extra weight in terms of financial value and also in terms of density. This may challenge and surprise the spectator; increased mass along with increased monetary value create some distance and force the viewer to reconsider the ordinary object.



Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le icket de métro

Le ticket de métro, or 18 carats, 1,6 x 3 x 1,6 cm, 2008

Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le coton tige

Le coton tige, or 18 carats, 0,5 x 0,5 x 8 cm, 2008

Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le coton tige

Le coton tige, or 18 carats, 0,5 x 0,5 x 8 cm, 2008

Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le préservatif

Le préservatif, or 18 carats, 0,5 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm, 2008

Oeuvre de JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ROBERT : Le téléphone portable

Le téléphone portable, bronze, 2,1 x 4,2 x 10 cm, 2008