Yves de La Tour d'Auvergne, Sculptures et pliages (1981-2011)

Yves de La Tour d'Auvergne
03/09/2011 - 04/22/2011
opening 03/08/2011

Press release

Paper and folding are the source of la Tour d'Avergne's work. His paper dolls were his first memory of creation and he still today develops the use of this 'pure' material, this 'support for thought' with its 'sublime surface'. Through folding and and the movement of shapes, he creates an infinite play on shadow and light. This aerial work on paper is translated into sculptures of marble powder and resin. Like an extension of paper, these figurative or abstract sculptures, folded, torn, cut, are veritable traps for shadows and lights.


'Paper is at the measure of the hand. Sensitivity immediatly takes shape. The means are intentionally limited, but within these limits, one finds an extreme possibility of movements, of resonances. Instead of painting nature on paper, I make a great fold which covers nature.'


Yves de la Tour d'Auvergne