PARIS — FRANCE
The gallery Catherine Putman, specialized in works on paper by contemporary artists, chose to present works by three artists, having each their universe, but for whom the practice of the drawing is characterized by an invest- ment of the body, a physical and gestural presence.
Frédéric Malette has a strong drawing. His obvious academic quality is disrupted : erased, rubbed out, blackened, sometimes enhanced with very expressive almost childlike lines . He works on our colonial history, the origins of our Mediterranean classical culture, questioning alterity and identity.
Keita Mori draws with cotton and silk threads xed with a glue gun. His compositions develop across a paper sheet, a wall or a whole room. He creates spaces by the accumulation and the tangle of the threads: systems in which cracks reveal fragmented spaces, in movement.
Carmen Perrin, who occupied a studio in Marseille for 10 years, stood out as sculptor. In her practice of the drawing she uses the paper as a full material. She works in tension, by following the rhythm of her breath or the movement of a machine, by revealing the space, void and full, by the perforation.
Galerie CATHERINE PUTMAN
40 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
TEL / + 33 1 45 55 23 06