Galerie Olivier Robert, 5 rue des Haudriettes, 75003 Paris (FR)
What is a square root? Mathematically, it represents a geometrical division, it symbolizes a number to the root of the square it quantifies. Pascale Marthine Tayou utilizes the square root, and divides the space according to four artists; Jeroen Frateur, Noémie Gallet, Suni Prisco and Patrick Wokmeni.
The square root of a heterogeneous and harmonious addition creates the perfect duality. The metaphoric light of those who were placed under the gaze, are once again put on display. This light is a philosophical light, because Jeroen Frateur and Patrick Wokmeni have, shown the public in an introspective way, while developing their own personal language, speaking out to their inner selves. In another way, the shadow sand dreams of illumination underlie the experience one experiences during the exhibition. It is both the youthfulness of Noémie Gallet and Suni Prisco, and their academic approach that gives them the freshness of the first emersion, of dream attaining reality. Their work stretches itself towards the light, and soaks up its first rays. Seeing as shadows and light are interdependent from one another, this addition melts itself into one universe.
Root or origin? By confronting different times and spaces, a research process is engaged, with the purpose of renewing with the origin of origins. The reuniting of art and enlightenment, pondered and completed, with its own origins, the seek of oneself, for its singularity and the possibilities it allows. The √ exhibition maybe depicts a fragment of ideal originality, seen by Pascale Marthine Tayou.