FEU SACRÉ 2017, PARISPosted 11 May 2017
Christopher Boots’ debut show for Galerie Armel Soyer in Paris last month also marks his very first personal show in Europe. The Exhibition Feu Sacré ( Sacred Fire ) presents a cross-over between Christopher Boots’ brand new Super Limited and Artist Proof collection of lighting artworks and Accademia series tapestries by the French based photographer, Gilles Pernet.
The common motifs bridging the works of both artists’ are themes of ancient mythology and the notion of passing of time, as well as experiments between old techniques and materials and new processes, thus allowing the works to take on complete new form.
Christopher Boots’ collection draws on new geometries, emphasized by alkaline and raw forms and minerals, such as lapis lazuli, malachite and smokey quartz crystal. Semi-precious materials have been incorporated to create sacred vessels of light. This brand new collection of Christopher Boots moves away from the traditional works to the more exclusive art pieces, each numbered and limited – a reference to fascination with luxury antiquities and ‘objects of desire’.
Gilles Pernet works reference ancient myths and Renaissance paintings, which are contextualised by images of contemporary nudes. These woven artworks combine the profane and the sacred. They are witnesses to history, created by its myths – past, present and future.
This very first Parisian exhibition for Christopher Boots marks the beginning of a new and exciting collaboration with Galerie Armel Soyer, an avid art collector and enthusiast and a veteran on the French art scene, who now also acts as the exclusive representative of Christopher Boots collections in France.
Feu Sacré runs until June 17th 2017