Name Amon First

Caroline Mesquita - Petit Palais

Cream Sacrifice, 2016

Ground steel, copper and brass
220 x 120 x 120 cm
260 x 90 x 100 cm
280 x 90 x 80 cm
Presented by carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Caroline Mesquita was born in 1989 in Brest in France and currently lives and works in Paris.

Her works are inhabited by anthropomorphic life-sized figures, who border on the line between the figurative and the abstract. They stage scenes depicting moments of collective intimacy, treating themes such as appearance, deviance and human attraction.

Cream Sacrifice (2016) consists of individual works, each inspired by religious or cult elements, such as obelisks, standing stones and church towers. Made of reflective ground steel, these monolith-like sculptures are accompanied by steel, copper and brass figures which appear to be tied to the vertical structures. When witnessing these scenes from outside, the viewer enters a metatheater and becomes the audience of an audience, observing the often strange and awkward physical attraction that objects can evoke in humans.

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