" Four looks on Clermont-Ferrand "
Sophie NAVAS, Olivier MARTIN, Richard BERTRAND and TAZAB drew, together or separately, various buildings in the city. If the classic points of view of the city are included, they wanted everyone to draw and tell their Clermont, between anecdotes, meetings and scenes of life. Far from a sketchbook “postcards” that will appeal to visitors passing by, with “Quatre regards sur Clermont-Ferrand”, they also wanted to make a wink to Clermont ever or adoption, those who know like them, the various secrets hidden at the turn of a stone lane of Volvic.
This series is a tribute to stone and to those who work it: stonemasons, sculptors, architects, masons … who through their know-how magnify it, lending it all forms.
This series is produced between 2017 and 2018. Through these drawings and paintings, he looks at the diversity of shapes and textures that reveals the stone, both in construction and in sculpture. Painting allows him here to testify to the alchemy that takes place between matter and light.
This series, he hopes, will invite you to take a fresh look at the riches of stone construction, and the proliferation of sculptures and ornaments that populate the facades and streets.