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Inner than the Bone

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory
Inner than the BoneInner than the Bone

10. 12. - 17. 1. 2016 19:00

Curator: Zuzana Jakalová
Opening: 10. 12. 2015, 19:00
Artist: Axel Gouala (FR)

Bones are the fundamental architecture of the human body, an irregular grid that holds us together, one  that  reminds  our  existence  even  when  we're  long  gone.  As  a  silent  memento,  they  rest  in ossuaries, cathedrals and tombs, hidden between the bones of architecture, columns and walls.

Visual artist and musician, Axel Gouala was born in 1987 in Paris. He graduated in fine arts from HEAR of Strasbourg (FR) with honours in 2014. His education includes studies at the ABABO, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna (IT) in 2013. He was awarded with the 2014 Special Prize of Arts, by the Amical Society of Art and Museums of Strasbourg (SAAMS) in 2014. He is currently represented by Le Point Fort Art Gallery in Alsace (FR), Lorraine (FR) and Bade-Wurtemberg (DE)  and a member of the collective Les Individus in Strasbourg (FR).

Working mainly in the field of sculpture and installation, combining raw and sophisticated materials, Axel Gouala creates images of mutations, connections : how does a space become an architecture, an architecture a space, a mountain a ruin, a ruin a mountain, as well as a landscape with a body, a body with a tree, a statue with stone, and so on. These images highlight the plastic qualities of both vegetal and mineral world, movement and immobility. He is also interested in the corporeality of natural elements.

The exhibition and residency were cordially supported by Institut Français de Prague and CEAAC Strasbourg.

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