's sculptures are above all a reflection, a philosophy with a promising future. Her androgynous characters are there to remind us that we are all very similar, thus masking the little meaning that our differences could have and restoring universality to its rightful place. The artist creates sculptures, undifferentiated human beings, and evokes a possible elsewhere, a possible otherwise and certainly a reflection to be carried out for each of us.
For Claude Justamon, the first approach to working with terra cotta was ceramics and especially the Raku technique. This ancestral Japanese firing technique, closely linked to Zen philosophy, is compatible with a ceramic with simple shapes and devoid of any superfluous sophistication.
For the past fifteen years or so, Claude has been interested in contemporary figurative sculpture, with the same concern for sobriety.
The gallery's words
I discovered the bronzes of Claude Justamon on a French art show in 2014. Her androgynous characters gave a serenity to the exhibition, "a haven of peace" that made us forget the hubbub of the show. Her first sculptures arrived in the gallery just after and since then, we have fun promoting her work. Claude puts in her bronzes's patinas as much delicacy and research as in the traits and attitudes of her subjects. Each sculpture tells a story, communicates, challenges.