For his first exhibition at the gallery Houg - Paris, Marion Tampon-Lajarriette convenes the archaeological and fantasy through different projects combining Greek antiquities, astronomy and geometry. The objects are strange, though closely related to our civilization, its origins and its symbols. According to the artist ; « These forms are characterized by spatial and temporal distance that could be compared to astronomical objects studied our earthly position. This is another way for me to question the projection, identification and imagination phenomena to the artwork in our relationship with the world through history, science and fiction. »
Graduated from ENSA Villa Arson (Nice-France) and the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon, the French artist born in 1982 in Paris finished her studies with a Postgrad the High School of Art and Design Geneva, where she moved since.
After working with a repository formal and material from the cinema Marion Tampon-Lajarriette present at the gallery Houg a new set of new works in France, marking a new stage in his research.
Fellowing the common thread of the cosmic and historical paths, but also of optical and intellectual illusions, the exhibition is articulated arround collages, stencils, photo objects and video animations. While the video installation LES HARMONISTES is based on the five Platonic solids and the POLYCHORAS stencils based on the four-dimensional geometry, the series of collages ALOGON use geometric shapes called «impossible» under cut imposed full pages of old astronomic books to emerge illusory volumes that could not, however, exist in our three-dimensional space.
By these diverse approaches, the artist shall attempt to question our tendency to project ourselves in image and knowledge with the possibilities and limits of our properly human perspective. Highlighted by the recurring presence of shadows and light in a large number of her artworks, the issue of a double opens the multiple facets of echo, shade or copy, emphasizing on the the ungraspable nature of the object perceived or the studied-one.