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Le Nœud Grec


Le Nœud Grec


Jean-Michel Othoniel

155 x 168 x 168 cm

Mirrored glass and stainless steel

Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Noeud grec (“Greek Knot”) is made of interlacing, blown glass pearls, in the continuity of his creative production since 2008. He uses this material since 1993, creating thus a poetic, geometric and abstract dialogue within the form. The Noeud grec sculpture aims to develop a shape inspired by the Borromean rings, offering a multiple image close to the anamorphose. Depending on the viewpoint, the sculpture draws the Greek letters Ɵ, ɣ, ɗ or ʋ, all used in financial mathematics. As weightlessness calligraphy, this sculpture reminds us of the artist’s taste for writing styles. Commissioned for the new building of Societe Generale, the Noeud grec creates a dialog with the architecture where the artwork is inserted, like the artworks made for the public space.
Jean-Michel Othoniel
Born in 1964

Bornin 1964, in Saint-Etienne, in France, Jean-Michel Othoniel lives and works inParis. He has made working with glass his hallmark.

In2011, an important exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou, in Paris, traces hisartistic development and explores the multitude of techniques he has employed.This exhibition, titled “My Way”, is later shown at the Leeum Samsung Museum ofArt/Plateau in Seoul, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the MacauMuseum of Art in Macau and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

Jean-Michel Othoniel's worksare showcased in the finest contemporary art museums around the world. He isrepresented by Galerie Perrotin (New York, Paris and Hong Kong), GalerieKarsten Greve (Cologne and Saint-Moritz) and Kukje Gallery (Seoul).

He is regularly invited to create site-specific works thatinteract with historical sites and the architecture of today. In 2015, hislatest works will be displayed in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

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