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At the intersection of art and design, FCK’s ceramics explore the themes of necessity, utility, shape and form. Through his art, Frédérick Gautier establishes a dialectic between the constructed form and the organic, the made and the found, the object and the space, the feeting and the permanent.

 

By using a repertoire of simple shapes, the artist is influenced by Bauhaus, Le Corbusier and Mallet Stevens.

 

In June 2015, Frederick Gautier resided on the Louise Catherine, a boat converted by the architect Le Corbusier on the River La Seine in Paris. While on site, He conceived and produced the performance project OPTx100, creating 100 tea-pots in concrete, that were exhibited in the raw space of the boat evoking reference to everyday objects and to ideas of nomadic microarchitecture.x

Summer 2016, FCK new project Eat The River is a two months long site-specific intervention into the Los Angeles Rivers’s history and landscape.

Eat The River is the discovery of an existing site and an attempt to free it from its history; it is an immersion into a fascinating and simultaneously frightening explorative territory. Excavating the LA River as a dynamic landscape, FCK explores its expressive potential as a marginalized environment through the sensitive engagement of its history and remnants.

He made 100 objects, direct expressions of the LA River in concret, as a testament to this study.

In June 2017, OPBxAmarrage, FCK new residency takes on another territory, the « Magasins Généraux », this huge concrete Warehouse near the canal de l’Ourcq was the barn of Paris in 1930, then the customshouse for decade. It was abandoned early 2000 and recently reinvested by the BETC agency. There Frédérick Gautier will create one hundred ceramics, vases or stools, a new interpretation of the bollards and others objects along the Canal de Paris.

 

 

OPTX100 (Péniche Le Corbusier)

In June 2015, Frederick resided on the Louise Catherine, a boat converted by the architect Le Corbusier on the River La Seine in Paris. While on site, Frederick Gautier conceived and produced the performance project OPTx100, creating 100 tea-pots in concrete, that were exhibited in the raw space of the boat evoking reference to everyday objects and to ideas of nomadic microarchitecture

Eat The River (Los Angeles)

Summer 2016, FCK new project Eat The River is a two months long site-specific intervention into the Los Angeles Rivers’s history and landscape.
Eat The River is the discovery of an existing site and an attempt to free it from its history; it is an immersion into a fascinating and simultaneously frightening explorative territory. Excavating the LA River as a dynamic landscape, FCK explores its expressive potential as a marginalized environment through the sensitive engagement of its history and remnants.
He made 100 objects, direct expressions of the LA River in concret, as a testament to this study.

Amarrage

In June 2017, OPBxAmarrage, FCK new residency takes on a new territory, the Magasins Généraux, this huge concrete Warehouse near the canal de l’Ourcq was the barn of Paris in 1930, then the customshouse for decade. It was abandoned early 2000 and recently reinvested by the BETC agency. Here Frédérick Gautier will create one hundred ceramics, vases or stools, a new interpretation of the bollards and others objects along the Canal de Paris.

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