Philippe Sutter pays homage to life, to love and to loved ones, to beauty and its universality. He magnifies emotions, eliciting their expression and opening a breach in our visceral darkness to access the light. Beauty of the soul, beauty of being, beauty of self, its quest brings out the deepest essence of harmony, fullness and spirituality in...
Philippe Sutter pays homage to life, to love and to loved ones, to beauty and its universality. He magnifies emotions, eliciting their expression and opening a breach in our visceral darkness to access the light. Beauty of the soul, beauty of being, beauty of self, its quest brings out the deepest essence of harmony, fullness and spirituality in each of us. The Medici vase becomes the revealing symbol of the link: the foot anchored in the earth, the heart a true alcove of feelings and the open bell turned towards the celestial, all in perfect alignment finds a salutary balance lifting us towards the light. For Philippe, everything is vibratory: words written on paper, interwoven sounds that give rhythm to his gestures, emotions that nourish his work. The artist searches endlessly for the perfect gesture that will reveal the intrinsic link between the 4 elements in a sublimated sensory vibration.
From the clay he extracts porcelain, from the crystallised enamels light, and this symphony of materials goes so far as to reveal the mirage of crystal and its voluptuousness. There are no more than 50 artists in the world who have mastered this technique of fire, which links them to the material. Philippe Sutter has drawn on techniques, encounters, literature and philosophy over and over again.
"From clay we make a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds what we want" Lao Tzu. As we lean over this pot, this crater, this circular symbol of contemporaneity, we might hear Plato, Socrates, La Boétie, Voltaire or Diderot whispering a few thoughts to us. The gallery's words
Philippe arrived at the gallery accompanied by Sophie Bassot, his painter friend, who had come to drop off the works in her exhibition. He placed the Medici vase on the desk to show me his work, and it was at that precise moment that emotion overcame me, silently telling me to put my hands on it - the object had become a work of art. I gently caressed the heart, in an almost religious way. The attraction was intense, and as someone who has never presented an 'object' in the gallery, I couldn't bring myself to let it leave. This same intimacy was shared 2 hours later by a collector who, as soon as he crossed the threshold, also entered this moment suspended in time, the meeting had taken place, and it is now part of his collection.
Until this unexpected meeting, I didn't know Philippe Sutter, so we reversed the order of things, and sometimes that's essential. Philippe's extreme sensitivity and sincerity, combined with his passion, make him a generous person with a captivating eloquence when it comes to talking about the Medicis.