Paris

Imbalance

15 Oct - 27 Nov 2016

Prune Nourry, Imbalance, Wax and acupuncture needles, courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz
Prune Nourry, Imbalance, Wax and suction cups, courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz
Prune Nourry, Imbalance, Wax and acupuncture needles, courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz
Prune Nourry, Imbalance, Wax and suction cups, courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz
Duality  Ears (Needles), 2016
Prune Nourry
Duality Ears (Needles), 2016
Wax, Acupuncture Needles
29 x 41 x 43 cm
Duality Hands(needles), 2015
Prune Nourry
Duality Hands(needles), 2015
Imbalance
Wax, Acupuncture Needles
95 x 55 x 55 cm
Duality Feet (Needles), 2016
Prune Nourry
Duality Feet (Needles), 2016
Wax, Acupuncture Needles
43 x 43 x 43 cm
Visible woman, 2016
Prune Nourry
Visible woman, 2016
Plaster, Wax, Acupuncture Needles
17 x 13 x 39 cm
Mini Chest #2 (Needles), 2016
Prune Nourry
Mini Chest #2 (Needles), 2016
Plaster, Wax, Acupuncture Needles
17 x 18 x 21 cm
Mini Chest #1 (Needles), 2016
Prune Nourry
Mini Chest #1 (Needles), 2016
Plaster, Wax, needles
Mini chest (School girl), 2016
Prune Nourry
Mini chest (School girl), 2016
Bronze, Wax
37 x 25 x 17 cm
Anatomical Chest #1, 2016
Prune Nourry
Anatomical Chest #1, 2016
Plaster, Wax, Acupuncture Needles
38 x 16 x 69 cm
Heart (needles), 2015-2016
Prune Nourry
Heart (needles), 2015-2016
Plaster, Wax, Acupuncture Needles
22 x 18 x 21 cm
Lungs (needles), 2015-2016
Prune Nourry
Lungs (needles), 2015-2016
Plaster, Wax, Acupuncture Needles
 33 x 30 x 12.5 cm
Imbalanced Head #7 Lizhou (Cups), 2014
Prune Nourry
Imbalanced Head #7 Lizhou (Cups), 2014
Wax, Succion Cups
40 x 26 x 25 cm
Duality Hands, 2014
Prune Nourry
Duality Hands, 2014
Imbalance
Bronze
31 x 71 x 29.2 cm
Duality ears, 2015
Prune Nourry
Duality ears, 2015
Bronze
29 x 41 x 43 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #17, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #17, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
43 x 30 x 5 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #19, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #19, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
19,5 x 14,2 x 5 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #20, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #20, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
16,5 x 13 x 5 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #6, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #6, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
16 x 18 x 5 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #8, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #8, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
16,5 x 25 x 5 cm
Etrange planche anatomique #10, 2016
Prune Nourry
Etrange planche anatomique #10, 2016
Reflexology Print, Acupuncture Needles
16,5 x 25 x 5 cm

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.