From July 7 to September 9, 2012, in the center of Paray-le-Monial, the association M comme Mosaique Association will present the exhibition Natural History, featuring the work of French artist Pascale Beauchamp and the Italian collective CaCO3.
In her often monumental works, Pascale Beauchamp uses the careful selection and manipulation of pebbles to reinterpret mineral and geological landscapes. The group CaCO3, formed in 2006 by Aniko Ferreira de Silva, Giuseppe Donnaloia and Pavlos Mavromatidis– all trained within the School for Restoration of Mosaics in Ravenna – uses the inclination of finely cut tesserae to suggests plant and animal life. Since the Byzantine era, mosaic artists have sought to amplify the effect of light in their work by arranging the tiles at a slight angle to the plane. Based on this simple observation, CaCO3 expands the potential “language” of the tessera to create refined, original mosaics capable of giving life to matter.