In the eye of Edouard Demachy: le carré aux vagues of André Masson

This work is called "Le Carré aux Vagues". It is a unique piece produced around 1975 by André Aleth Masson, French ceramist from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Born in 1919 in Saint Malo, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rennes and Paris. He then joined the Fontcarrade Ceramics School. Once settled in Paris, he will exhibit at the MaI gallery and meet André Borderie with whom he will collaborate. In 1968 he became a member of the “Living Wall” movement which militates for the integration of the arts into architecture. Throughout his career, André Masson will have brought a touch of modernity to ceramics.

Oscillating between painting and sculpture, he creates completely abstract wall compositions. “Le Carré aux Vagues” presented here is not, however, and represents a real landscape in which we like to get lost. It evokes the theme of the sea, a theme very dear to the artist of Malvinas origins.

Having produced little, Masson's pieces are generally rather rare and have a well-established rib. We can say that this artist is one of the 5 greatest French ceramists. It is defended by large galleries such as Thomas Fritsch who recently exhibited it. He is a ceramist very sought after by most of the great collectors who see him above all as an artist.

I was very attracted by the sculptural aspect of this piece, but also by its rarity. Masson uses Zebracier enamelling here ”which gives the piece a very particular aspect and blurs the lines of the material used. Between concrete, metal and ceramic, at first glance it is difficult to know what it really is.

This poetic and sculptural piece, a true marine painting, takes you out to sea and will make you dream of other horizons ...





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