A new exhibition at the Relais de la Malmaison
Published on 26 April 2023, dans Hotel
On the banks of the Seine, about twenty minutes from the center of Paris, the hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison is a peaceful and bucolic bubble where it is good to relax. Although the emphasis is on the environment, the Relais de la Malmaison is also a place of culture. We like to present the works of artists whose work we appreciate, and in particular sculptors. This spring, you can discover the sensitive and delicate works of Catherine Bosramier.
Discovering an artist
With its beautiful spaces, the natural light that floods in and its soft colors, the hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison is an ideal setting to present works of art, and in particular sculptures. During your stay, you will be able to discover them and take the time to see the different lights of the day play on the volumes. These creations also allow us to reinvent the spaces of the Relais de la Malmaison by giving them a new energy, by bringing a touch of novelty, as with the sculptures of Gérard Pardo which have adorned our exteriors and with the paintings of Christian Gorget which have adorned our walls during previous exhibitions. The choice of Catherine Bosramier was a natural one as she expresses so much emotion and delicacy in her creations. This spring exhibition at the hotel is thus as much an encounter with an artist as with her work.
An atypical path
Several lives but only one search, this is how one could summarize, necessarily in a somewhat caricatural way, the career of Catherine Bosramier. Dreaming of being an archaeologist, she finally entered the publishing world to, as she says so well, "serve the writing of others". That said, she soon felt the urge to cross the mirror and write herself. The publication of her novel is thus a first way to consider her duality. However, the idea of helping to reflect and to abstract, is stronger and pushes her to become a teacher. There again, the notion of duality, of commitment, finds a strong voice (and a way) of expression. During these years, she discovered a hobby: working with clay and sculpture, in particular through courses at the Louvre. It was a real revelation! After a period of research and imitation of the greatest, including Giacometti and Germaine Richier, Catherine found her personal creativity, her form of expression. The one you will discover at the Relais de la Malmaison.
Ten moving works
The Relais de la Malmaison and Catherine Bosramier have selected ten sculptures to be exhibited in the hotel bar. These are relatively small sculptures, the largest being Le Minotaure, which is 70 cm high, and which use different materials and techniques. The raw plaster, used for the Angel and the Reader, creates a hypnotic white rendering, revealing all the nuances of light. While terracotta with a patina or wax finish offers a more brilliant and warmer effect with a play of colors. The minimalism of some works, such as The Reader, with its gentle simplicity, contrasts with more tormented compositions like The Long Winged Neck. Whatever the theme, the emotional strength of these works immediately produces a closeness, even a complicity, with the viewer. And if for some, the filiform inspiration is pushed others play on generous volumes like the Statue of a semi-reclining woman.
Catherine Bosramier comes to share her creativity and inspiration at the Relais de la Malmaison. During your spring stay, while enjoying a drink or a coffee, come and discover a selection of her elegant and delicate sculptures exhibited at the hotel bar. And if you have a crush on one of the works, you can even purchase it on the spot.
Photo: Relais Malmaison
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