Antonin Giroud-Delorme / Eupepsia
curated by Eliott Paquet
June 17 - June 27, 2021
60 rue de la Commune de Paris,
93300 Aubervilliers, France
Antonin Giroud-Delorme revels in optics, yet shuns the superficial. He is a vessel, offering combustions of invented icons, exquisite emblems. One is challenged with new languages via frustrated aggregations. The Natural translates the synthetic, and vice versa. In “Eupepsia” Giroud-Delorme’s transmutations proliferate throughout the space, inviting poesis and imaginal play. His constructions are atemporal, suspended in perturbations, riddled with obfuscations. What is moving here is the utter lack of movement. The viewer lies in wait, per the artist’s instructions. One plants his feet squarely and denies inertia, leaving the body to do work while mired in liminality.
Perhaps less about direct ingression, more about expansiveness.
A new baroque, rhizomatizing experience, connection, aesthetic, ethics.
Shattering a “harmonious, homogenous, and thoroughly knowable”1 Nature in favor of infinitudes.
Dreams of discovery and innovation are not resigned to modernist thought, there is a fissure in the cynic’s logic.
Screen, image, interface, and the results of iconoclasm.
Behold Giroud-Delorme’s open cosmologies.
Giroud-Delorme’s work gestures towards processes of amalgamation and a series of disturbances. With unexpected assemblages and spatial configurations, the sculptures seep and expand into broad horizons. The artist revels in new topologies via interfaces between unlike materials such as Burgundy red wine and cornstarch, mechanical clock fragments and natural hemp. The results are beautiful, if not a little grotesque- with distinct parts serving as means to ends. Here the viewer is left to his own devices, brushing up against themes of domesticity, spatial mapping, bodily mutations, politics, and intimacy.
Through careful deconstruction and recombination, he is reaching towards some essential spirit.
Antonin Giroud-Delorme (1985, Chenôve) lives in Amsterdam and works between the Netherlands and France.
He graduated with a Master's degree in visual arts at ENSA Dijon, and has joined a second MFA at the Sandberg Instituut (NL) for the 2016-2018 session.
His work has been exhibited in Saint-Etienne (Les Limbes), Lyon (Bikini), Leipzig, Berlin, Buenos Aires (CCRojas - cur. Alicia Herrero), Gwan- gju (Barim & Fonds Art Council Korea), Amsterdam (De Appel - cur. Jerszy Seymour / Staircase Project - cur. Filippo Tocchi x MRZB collective) and for AAC#5 in Liège. He is currently working on a series of duo exhibitions with Swedish artist Josefina Anjou, this project is curated by Jules Van Den Langenberg and will be shown in Amsterdam and Stockholm respectively next year. He is preparing a new chapter of his long-term project The Nameless Healer for 2022 in The Hague, the solo exhibition will be developed in collaboration with an intervention by the Amsterdam-based Korean choreographer and performer Mami Kang.
He regularly organizes off-site collective events hacking into certain privatized corporate services as a natural context for exhibition.