Solo show | Xolo Cuintle
31.08.2023 — 03.09.2023
For its first participation in Art-O-Rama, the gallery is pleased to present a solo show by the artist duo Xolo Cuintle, “1450°C”.
“Somewhere between Paris and Marseille, approximately around the Isère region, the cement factories and the cornfields cohabit. These industries share many similarities in their fabrication processes. Cement manufacturing techniques borrow directly from the ones for transforming cereal into flour. Giant rotating millstones are used to grind limestone, clay and sand into a dust called ‘raw flour’ which is then stocked into big silos. The geographic location as well as the similarities between corn and cement have inspired the artist duo Xolo Cuintle to create a diorama installation combining maize and concrete in ornamental motifs.”
Xolo Cuintle is an artist duo formed by Romy Texier (1995) and Valentin Vie Binet (1996), who live in Paris and work in Aubervilliers. The duo constructs heterotopic spaces, on the threshold between dream and simulacrum. Within these deserted and petrified scenes, a new grammar of ornaments takes shape which, in layers, form an interpretation of time through the decorative arts. Between furniture and sculpture, décor and interiors, their constructions are a meticulous setup in which the furniture is sometimes sculpture, pedestal, backdrops. In these spaces, where the temporality is undefinable, dwell objects who’s narrative potential constitute the topography of our daily life. With their four hands, the duo create concrete sculptures and transform this solid and inert material into a fertile soil from which flourishes organic inspired ornamentation. More info