Imbalance is a series of artworks born from Prune Nourry's long artistic trips to China. Inspired by a country full of contrasts, this series follows her famous series Terracotta Daughters. Back in 2014 Prune Nourry sculpted a full life-size Terracotta Daughters army. The complete army, made out of 116 sculptures has traveled around the world, from Shanghai to Mexico via Paris, Zurich and New York before coming back to China where it is now buried in a secret place until 2030. Why 2030 one would ask. It is the year when the consequences of the restrictive population policy will have reached their climax according to sociologists... Prune Nourry with her new Imbalance series keeps on questioning the society.
In the Imbalance series, the artworks presented in this exhibition subtly combine raw materials and fragile accessories. Prune Nourry incorporates to her bronze and wax sculptures the traditional elements of acupuncture, as needles or suction cups, as if she was trying to find the right balance in the current existing energies. Yet, beyond the aesthetic achievement, Imbalance is also for the artist the result of a long and deep focus on today's issues.