A "temps lié" is a step that transports us into the world of classical dance. Here Camille Benarab-Lopez and Côme Clérino perform a "pas de deux", a ballet performed as a duet.
First comes the "adage", the slow part of the pas de deux where the two artists perform "temps liés". It first allows us to look back on Côme's personal exhibition, in this place at the end of 2019, where his paintings, bearing the colours of the construction materials, slipped out of the walls to become a completely immersive universe. We then discover Camille's work through Cadre 14 (Fenêtres liquides), which seems to welcome us from the street. A structure of steel, resin and silicone, at once static and light, embodied and fragile, like a window to a reality that is difficult to decipher.
Then comes the moment of "variations", technical demonstrations alternately performed by the two artists who have become soloists. Côme, through a three-step variation, experiments with the limits and possibilities of ceramics, glass, and these other materials whose secrets he now holds. Then Camille, who continues her study of images and reality, in a triptych of transparency and metal.
Finally, the "coda", the final bringing together the two artists, now dancers, on a fast rhythm: a four-handed piece. A new experience for these two artists, a sensitive and raw result, a shock encounter of materials, a shock encounter of two characters.
Camille Benarab-Lopez (1989) lives in Paris. A 2014 graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and 2018 graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Camille explores our relationship to the image and its flatness in her practice, integrating collected visuals at the heart of works, involving multiple mediums and techniques, and thus creating abstract, sensual and disconcerting pictorial compositions. She is the winner of the ICART 2020 Prize, and will participate in the 71st edition of Jeune Création in 2021.
Côme Clérino (1990) lives in Paris. A 2016 graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Côme develops a multidisciplinary practice that challenges the academic definition of painting and integrates photography, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and installation. He presents four solo exhibitions between 2017 and 2019 (Voir au verso, Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen; Emulsilfy(ing), Castellana 22, Madrid; Et si on passait les meubles par la fenêtre ?, Double V, Marseille; Que devons nous y faire, GALERIE CHLOE SALGADO, Paris). He is nominated for the International Painting Prize of Vitry-sur-Seine in 2018, he participates in the 69th edition of Jeune Création in 2020, and will participate in the 65th edition of the Salon de Montrouge in 2021.
Camille and Côme work at the Grandes Serres in Pantin.