The Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is pleased to exhibit a work by the artist Tess Dumon in the middle of its lobby, echoing the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which will take place on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Paris Longchamps.
After the success of her first solo show in Paris last year, and the presence of her work in major events such as PAD Design, this young French artist is preparing her next exhibition, to be held in Shanghai in November. Tess is constantly on the lookout for new challenges and opportunities to share her work and her story.
Indeed, Tess Dumon has an autistic and epileptic brother, having no clue about the origins of her illness, she turns very young to myths, symbols and legends because according to her in this world, any question holds an answer.
During her artistic studies, she created and developed her own mythology, which included horses from her brother’s equitherapy sessions, poems, and a unique blue-green in her drawings. By increasing the scales of his sculptures, Tess wants to make the viewer an actor in his own right.
The metal used in his sculptures perfectly reflects each ray of light, giving his animals the appearance of phantasmagorical figures floating in the air. The magic resulting from these plays of light, contrasts with the dramatic dimension of her story, and the harshness of this material that she sculpts alone and with her bare hands.
The work created especially for the Royal Monceau Raffles-Paris is called “Pegasus”, it is a horse suspended in deployed metal and aluminum. It is a unique piece, 160 x 300 x 70 cm in size. The prize is on request from the Royal Monceau’s Bookshop of the Arts.
Tess Dumon – The Royal Monceau Raffles-Paris from October 5 to October 25, 2019.