Johan Creten

  • Johan Creten

  • Johan Creten - Projects

    Le Banc des amoureux, 2011

    249 x 163 x 73 cm

    Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York

    Johan Creten was born in 1963 in Saint-Trond, Belgium. He lives and works in Paris. Created between 1994 and 2011, Le Banc des amoureux revisits this essential piece of urban furniture. Essential because the bench allows people to see and be seen, to embrace the world and their loved one. At once public and private, the bench combines outdoors and indoors. Combining gentleness and brutality, sensitivity and sexuality, Johan Creten suggests a seat that, with extreme virtuosity and suggestive voluptuousness, instigates a masterly conversation with Gauguin, Rodin, and Brancusi, or with Venus figurines and prehistoric menhirs. A park bench in the luxuriant garden of the Petit Palais. A park bench, like a potentially orgasmic hideaway.

    Photo: Marc Domage

FIAC Projects 2018

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