Installations, drawings, sculptures, objects and editions.
Since 1985, Claude Gaçon constitutes a collection of balls. He produces and recovers an infinity of spherical objects, composed of such diverse and strange as unexpected materials: paper, marble, lava, wire, plastic, crystal, fur, etc. This accumulation built a non exhaustif catalog of all possible and imaginable formal combinations between full and empty, the heavy and the light, the precious and commonplace. The pure shape is also the starting point for conceptual games and investigation, between inside and outside, content and container, order and disorder, purity and impurity, dispersion and concentration … […] In an aesthetics close of scientific and biological performances – viruses, atoms, anatomical plates, maps and world maps – Claude Gaçon seeks endlessly to imagine, to simplify, to understand and master the elusive three-dimensional shape. (Véronique Bacchetta, extract from the press release)