16 contemporary ceramists
The sixteen artists we have selected have in their turn approached this enigmatic colour which has been given very different values depending on the place and the time. The brillant colour of power, wisdom and wealth of Asia and Latin America, the colour of the Emperor of China, becomes lacklustre and sad, the colour of decline, sickness and felony from the Middle Ages in the Western World.
Yellow is difficult for all artists, by reason of this ambivalence and emotional baggage, positive or negative, which it lets loose. However, it is even more difficult for ceramists in that it demands particular a great mastery of techniques, a demanding continuity in research and for this reason a total engagement in the approach to creation.
Thus when the artist has discovered the secret of the colour and achieved the divine alchemy linking the form and the matter, the visitor can become intoxicated in unbounded joy in the rays of the suns.
© Photo Credit exposition Jaune : Jérémy Logeay - www.jeremielogeay.fr
pale sulphur yellow,
Yellow, it is so beautiful »
Vincent Van Gogh – Lettre à Théo