Founded in 2005 by Valérie Bouvier and Antoine Nouvet, REMIX GALLERY is a pioneer in the promotion of French design of the 80s. They present and defend the work of the biggest names in French design of this period, such as Philippe Starck, Andrée Putman, Christian Duc as well as the ceramist and plastic artist Claude Dumas, to whom they are dedicating, in May 2021, a personal exhibition on his production of objects from the 1980s.
The exhibition "Claude Dumas - ABÉCÉDAIRE Years 80" is an opportunity to rediscover the first creations of this artist.
Claude Dumas, after training as a ceramist in Augusto Tozzola's studio and studying at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, in 1983 founded his design creation company where he produced vases and decorative art objects. Also known for his various collaborations with artists such as Georges Jeanclos and Giuseppe Penone, in 2002 he created the sculpture-ceramic section of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, which he directs and within which he teaches.
Claude Dumas' objects are part of a formal alphabet where each piece evokes a letter and a historical period: the N vase stands hieratically like a high relief from ancient Egypt; the Z vase, a cubist object, is an assembly of Medici and Alberello vases from the Italian Renaissance. The shapes are architectural, the object is ergonomic. The angles are soft, the curves precise. Its mat enamelling is its signature.
Claude Dumas has, for the occasion, produced in collaboration with Remix Gallery, an original limited series of fifty ceramic objects from original molds and prototypes of the time. An event which is accompanied by the publication of a monographic catalog of his work. The first of a collection called: "the just line", coming to Remix gallery.