Pia Rondé & Fabien Saleil, Humeur vitrée, 2016

Pia Rondé, born in 1986 in Grasse, lives and works in Noisy-le-Sec, France.
Fabien Saleil, born in 1983 in Ségur, lives and works in Noisy-le-Sec, France.

Pia Rondé and Fabien Saleil meet at the crossings of sculpture, photography and engraving, at the creation of the common landscape. Experiments with the pinhole articulate their reflections on reproduction, transfer, and chemical changes of perception through the image. In parallel to that, the artists question sculptural concepts, related both to setting objects and sculptures in space, chosen for shooting, and to the photographic space, that becomes the material, determining the volume and the real matter of construction and deconstruction. Their work comes into being through the sequences of successive creations that derive one from another through the renewed articulation between many techniques, materials and mediums. The same subject, sculptured, engraved or photographed may take different forms according to the medium with which the artists chose to filter their view. And then the filters overlap and confuse our perception of the technique to its disappearing, leaving room for sensuous density of the work. The two artists were selected for Jeune Creation 2013. Among their group shows between 2014 and 2015 : ”Au-delà de l’image”, Escougnou-Cetraro Gallery in Paris, ”La légende des origines”, Maubert Galery in Paris, ”Distances”, Galerie LATO in Prato, Italie. Following a three months residency at Musée Bernard Boesch (Le Pouliguen), they present their solo show ”Plongements / Dipping” at Espace Short, Nantes. In 2015, they got the research fellowship and the financial aid for the first exhibition of the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques).In March 2016 they realized their solo show ”La Campagne est noire de soleil” at the Escougnou-Cetraro Gallery in Paris, under the curatorship of Léa Bismuth.In 2017, they will take part of the group shows ”Crystal Palace” at Escougnou-Cetraro Gallery, Paris and ”Intériorités” at Labanque in Béthune.Their exhibition project ”Cité Fantôme” (curator : Léa Bismuth) was selected in July 2016 by the art center Drawing Lab where it will be presented from October, 2017 till January, 2018.