Ceramist & Contemporary Sculptor
His artistic world is broadly inspired by architectural heritage of French monuments and by statuary art. As an atypical figure in the current art scene, Grégoire Scalabre continually widens the limits of ceramics.
The artist challenges the material towards a constantly renewed repertoire of shapes: from scattering and accumulation to dynamism and monumentality, including architecture and metallurgy. With his latest creations « Endless Movement », Gregoire applies his know-how to a both architectural and bodily vocabulary.
Meticulous throwing, slab building, modeling and assemblage create a set of broken lines and open curves. Mineralogy gets the final touch, thanks to an innovative technique of marble-powder covering.
David Caméo, Managing Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Former Director of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres:“With his sculptures, Grégoire Scalabre turns out to be one of the greatest ceramists taking part in the revival of contemporary ceramics. Although close to fine arts and design, his work is first and foremost the work of an accomplished sculptor.”
Frédéric Bodet, Curator in charge of modern and contemporary collections Musée National de la Céramique, Sèvres:“Focusing today on unprecedented convolutions, oscillating between physical fluidity and geometry, Grégoire Scalabre resolutely maintains a highly thorough craftsmanship which has henceforth become his signature, as well as a finely mastered savoir-faire. In addition to his long-standing virtuosity in throwing and his excellent knowledge of more industrial techniques of moulding and casting, the ceramist has been using for these latest artworks an ancestral and patient slab-modeling technique that its precision and scale alike make staggering - even innovative.”
2019 Endless Mouvement - Galerie Modern Shapes (BE)
2018 Mouvement perpétuel – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2015 Aguirre – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2013 Ondes – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2010 Haussmann – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2008 Temps Modernes – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2018 Group Show 2018 – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2018 Exposition – Domaine du château Chassagne Montrachet
2018 Art Paris Art Fair – Grand Palais (Paris)
2017-18 L’Expérience de la couleur – Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres
2017 Forces & Formes – Arcade Château de Sainte Colombe
2013 Révélations – Grand Palais Paris.
2010- 2011 Circuit céramique: la scène française contemporaine Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris2010 Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres – Pavillon des arts et du design
2010 Noir blanc rouge – Galerie Nec (Paris)
2007 Galerie Rauch (Paris)
2007 Galerie Rossana Orlandi (Gênes, Italie)
2017 Céramique répertoire de formes – Editions Eyrolles
2013 Grégoire Scalabre Frénésie Minérale Éditions de la Revue de la Céramique et du Verre
2007 Collaboration avec Eno – Éditions de nouveaux objets
2008 - 2010 Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Awards
2007 Talents à la carte – Salon Maison et Objet