PATRICE PALACIO

Dance

Patrice Palacio - Dance - Nuance gallery

A new work on the theme of dance with a series of drawings on paper in graphite, India ink and rope.

The aerial gesture of Patrice Palacio and the apparent simplicity of the dance movement come together in a refined design where the line goes to the essential. The complexity of the dance movement resolved in a minimal and dazzling gesture: "Less is more".

Knowing the work of the artist - his genius of the line, his straightforward gesture, his work in evocation and the place he gives to emptiness, his specific technique in the rope -, I knew that by asking him to working on the theme of dance for the gallery, the meeting would be incredible.

By graphite, ink, and rope, figurative, abstract and concrete overlap, which brings us back to the concept of abstract dance. By going through the three techniques, the artist plunges us into the very heart of concrete paradoxes in dance.

A new work on the theme of dance with a series of drawings on paper in graphite, India ink and rope.

The aerial gesture of Patrice Palacio and the apparent simplicity of the dance movement come together in a refined design where the line goes to the essential. The complexity of the dance movement resolved in a minimal and dazzling gesture: "Less is more".

Knowing the work of the artist - his genius of the line, his straightforward gesture, his work in evocation and the place he gives to emptiness, his specific technique in the rope -, I knew that by asking him to working on the theme of dance for the gallery, the meeting would be incredible.

By graphite, ink, and rope, figurative, abstract and concrete overlap, which brings us back to the concept of abstract dance. By going through the three techniques, the artist plunges us into the very heart of concrete paradoxes in dance.

A series of drawings on dance

 

Certainly, but with Patrice Palacio, the subject is a pretext for developing more fundamental questions on the classification of "genres". The artist implemented a simple working protocol for this project: three techniques allowing him a permanent "figurative, abstract, concrete" shift. Reducing the dance gesture to its essentials in its drawing gesture, the result is an empty space broken up with a minimal nervous line, suggesting the volume of the body which naturally takes shape in the eye of the one who looks at the drawing. A power of evocation inherent in both the Art of dance and that of writing is at stake here.

In its last phase of the protocol, after the lead and the ink, the rope brings the line back into a material contingency. A concrete object, the string dipped in glue imposes on the artist physical constraints of gravity, flexibility, resistance, as is the case for the body of the dancer himself. Confronted with what physical nature allows him, the artist - painter or dancer - must deal with it, so that he can escape, express himself, his intention, his feeling. Thus, it goes further than dance sketches: it is about the posture itself, about the practice of an art expressed by another art; observe it, understand it, blend in with it. These are the stakes of the designer facing this moving subject that must be suspended while leaving him the ability to continue his movement ad infinitum.