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b. 1977, Switzerland

Valentin Carron Biography

In his sculptures and collages, Valentin Carron (born 1977 in Martigny, CH) imitates traditional handicrafts and unknown artworks, as well as stereotypical modern and everyday forms. By appropriating these objects and styles, he questions originality, authenticity, and identity in the globalized world. He reformulates traditional handicrafts, mainly from his Swiss homeland, by substituting natural materials like wood for synthetic materials; conversely, he commissions well-trained craftsmen to create precious works imitating cheap industrial articles.

Valentin Carron Featured Artworks

Bassin (rouille) by Valentin Carron contemporary artwork
Valentin CarronBassin (rouille), 2017Polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic resin, acrylic paint
52 x 191 x 111 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Bell, 2013 (For Parkett 93) by Valentin Carron contemporary artwork
Valentin CarronBell, 2013 (For Parkett 93), 2013Bronze cast, wood
6.5 x 2.75 inches
Parkett Contact Gallery
Dissolving blüte, elliptically coughing by Valentin Carron contemporary artwork
Valentin CarronDissolving blüte, elliptically coughing, 2019Polystyrene, fibreglass, acrylic resin, blond sand, acrylic paint, and varnish
31.1 x 31.1 x 4.4 cm
David Kordansky Gallery Contact Gallery
A step a screw by Valentin Carron contemporary artwork
Valentin CarronA step a screw, 2016Bronze, patina and enamel paint, sculpture
David Kordansky Gallery Contact Gallery

Valentin Carron Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Group Show at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Closed
12 June–18 July 2020 Group Show Galerie Eva PresenhuberMaag Areal, Zürich

Valentin Carron Represented By

Galerie Eva Presenhuber contemporary art gallery in Maag Areal, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich, New York

Valentin Carron In Related Press

Too Big for a Booth? Art Basel Still Has Room for Your Art Related Press Too Big for a Booth? Art Basel Still Has Room for Your Art 11 June 2019, The New York Times

Since it was begun in 2000, Unlimited, which is offered only at the fair in Basel, has proved to be a particularly popular draw. Most people attending the fair–there were 95,000 last year–are expected to visit the section, not only for the sheer wow factor of the works, but also for the relevance of its offerings. 'I often tell people that...

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