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Ariel Gout (F) | Palm Pebbles #7, Berlin
18.11.2016 - 04.01.2017

Opening on Friday, 18.11.2016, 7pm

"Palm Pebbles" is an ongoing project of site-specific installations, begun in 2013, by the artist Ariel Gout. The "Palm Pebbles" are small ceramic elements whose shape is reminiscent of the pebbles polished by water over time. For each installation, Ariel Gout molds each Pebble individually in the Palm of her hands in a repetitive and almost meditative process. She then installs the Palm Pebbles in a space loaded with atmosphere and history, according to her responses to this specific environment: she plays with surfaces, volumes and light to create connections and to link the Palm Pebbles and the site into an overall composition. To date, six temporary installations have been carried out between Europe and the USA; in the seventh installation, in Berlin, the Palm Pebbles are floating in the space of the greenhouse super bien!.

Ariel Gout works with paper, clay and thread to create drawings and installations; using simple materials and basic marks and forms, she aims at simplicity and fluidity, echoing the zen philosophy. Guided by the harmony and balance at work in our natural environment, the artist combines dots or simple shapes, applying the minimalist aesthetic principles of repetition, variation and accumulation. She is inspired by the biological phenomena of growth, development, and connectedness, their metaphorical significations, and the potentialities of their formal visual translations. Her visual imagery relies on a play between the microscopic and the macroscopic levels.

Developed along her travels and explorations, Ariel Gout's artworks draw attention to the concepts of time, space, movement and transformation. The simplicity of the materials, the smoothness of the lines, the delicate connections, the plays with light and transparency, express fragility and vulnerability. Inviting to a contemplative pause and to free interpretation, these works encourage the audience to take a fresh look at our environment and the way we inhabit our world. (

Ariel Gout | Pressrelease





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