Quentin Carnaille

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BIOGRAPHY

1984 | Born in Roubaix, France

2008 | Entered the art world by using watch mechanisms to create cufflink. This

Resulted in a series of jewelry celebrating human creativity and the aesthetics

of mechanisms.

2009 | Graduated from the Art Institute of Saint Luc, Tournai, Belgium

2012 | “The Last Watch” – A project featuring a timepiece whose time is frozen,

raising questions about the subjectivity of time. Exhibited at style space

Colette, Paris.

2013 | Created “Apesanteur” – his first sculpture using magnetic levitation.

2014 | Created “Origine” – geometrical shapes of the sphere combined with a circle

transforms into a sculptural form whose aesthetic highlights the analogy

between the notions of time and space.

2015 | Created “Apparition” – a study which questions themes such as the frivolous

and the ephemeral, with an artwork that disappears over time, with only its

residue left to prove that it ever existed.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015 :  Le Marche du Temps, HUBLOT boutique Vendôme, Paris, France

2015  :  Art Up ! Lille

2015  :  Galerie Marie-Thérèse Prosperi, Luxembourg

2014  :  Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Knokke, Belgium

2014  :  MAD Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2014  :  Galerie Joyce, Paris, France

2014  :  Cité de la Mode et de Design, Paris, France

2014  :  Art Up ! Lille

2013  :  MAD Gallery, Genève, Switzerland

2013  :  Lille Art Fair

QUENTIN CARNAILLE / ABOUT MY WORK”

“I’ve always had a taste for manipulating things and following through on my ideas. It all started during my architecture studies, when I used mechanisms from watches to create a pair of cufflinks for my father. In architecture we can do anything as long as it’s rooted in reality. It was in that moment I understood that anything is possible with will power and hard work.

My project is to bring a touch of magic but with a scientific eye. Of course, this requires a lot of discipline. There is one thing all creations have in common: time, and infinity of reading. Time is a concept that concerns us and that we try to materialize by all means. For my part, I try to intellectualize it instinctively and systematically. Regarding the sculptures, they are always done with magnets which are magnetized in clockwork mechanisms. Note that the realization of a figurative piece requires between 500-800 magnets and a lot of patience.

These are works of art! The message speaks of obsolescence of mechanical watch making in a digital world. The world has changed in less than a century, from the value of work to the immediacy of pleasure. The artist is always the reflection of his time. I have for a long time worked on a series of reinterpretations of great works of art but also on a series questioning the origin of the most astronomical time, infinity, then the weightlessness and gravity. Among reinterpreted works is “Marche du Temps”, meaning “On time”.