Johan Creten

  • Johan Creten


    8 Gods, 2015-2016

    Glazed stoneware
    Various dimensions
    Almine Rech, Paris

    Johan Creten was born in 1963 in Sint-Truiden, in Belgium. He lives and works in Paris.

    These masculine and feminine characters come together in a lively yet silent council; partially or totally veiled, their postures recall antique sculptures or sacred figures.

    This series also allows Johan Creten to pursue his reflections upon the relationship between sculpture and pedestal, between the spectator and his environment. Though trained as a painter, Johan Creten soon turned to ceramic and bronze as his primary mediums. Called « The Clay Gipsy » and working wherever he has the opportunity, from Miami to Mexico, from Den Haag to New York, Johan Creten is considered a frontrunner in the revival of clay with Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schütte.

    Book signing:
    Thursday, October 19th, 6pm
    In the presence of the artist Johan Creten
    and the historian and art critic Colin Lemoine.
    RMN bookstore of the Petit Palais
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