Published by Editions 303 + SPL Le Voyage à Nantes, 2019
Text in French and English
Softcover, 63 pages
18 x 23 cm, 7 x 9 in
From the publishers:
Éditions 303 and Le Voyage à Nantes have joined forces to design and produce a collection of exhibition catalogs entitled Carnets du Voyage à Nantes. At the rate of one book per year, each title relates to an exhibition of contemporary art which takes place each summer at the HAB Galerie (Nantes), as part of the Le Voyage à Nantes event.
This first catalog addresses the artistic work of Claire Tabouret during her exhibition If Only the Sea Could Sleep (July 6 to September 15, 2019). The work reproduces a new set of works by the artist: paintings on sails, monotypes, sculptures. Inspired by the poetry of Adonis, she weaves a visual narrative that is both fragile and powerful on the romantic relationship and its complexities. Put to contribution, the spectator experiences a space animated by the breath of long sea voyages, between contemplation, quest for oneself and the other, and body-to-body with the elements.
Richly illustrated, this volume is an invitation to extend this pictorial odyssey.
Claire Tabouret studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Motivated by a sensitivity to the passing of time and the floodgates of vulnerability opened by human relationships, Tabouret’s painting practice is paced between periods of productive urgency and quiet reflection, and animated by layers, fabrics, and full, loose brushstrokes.