A new exhibition is being housed at Vernon Museum from 7th November 2015 to 14th February 2016.
The museum has invited the young artist Lionel Sabatté to present his work based on representing animals.
Alternating between painting, sculpture and drawing, Linonel Sabatté uses all kinds of materials to sculpt or paint his animal productions whether it be dust, concrete, coins, tea leaves and even……..nail trimmings and dead skin ! Not very appealing when you first come to think of it – however, the result is truly splendid. His animals which look as though they have frozen for an instant whilst in movement, actually look as if they have been oil-polluted or mummified.
Sabatté’s animal world which is both fantastical and familiar at the same time, (which also consists of the native Mauritian and now extinct dodo birds) reminds us in an intriguing, almost uncanny way of how fragile exixtence is……….As Baudelaire used to declare that ‘beauty is always strange’, Sabatté has proven the truth of the statement more than once.
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