Claire Jolin

Born in 1963 in Metz. Lives and works in Metz.
Studied art in Norway and then in France at the Beaux-Arts in Metz.

"Fensch" is a small Lorraine steel valley, my birthplace where I live and work today. This is the place I chose to reflect on the mechanisms of construction of the collective imagination, these images that we forge and that we transmit to face the world. To show this mechanism, I create devices that activate several modes of perception and encourage the viewer to experience his own mental construction. I explore the plasticity and two-dimensionality of images while keeping the simplicity of materials and shapes. I give flesh to images from an immaterial thought, memory. The destabilized eye plunges into a photograph without beginning or end. The heavy sculpture recalls the telluric power of the iron and steel industry.