CARRASCO Françoise, sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza depuis 1987

“Since about forty years between the artist and the work weaves a network of complex relations. Their "decoding" can sometimes seem difficult, but it is essential in the apprehension of a major constituent of our perceptive life. " It is not to think which is magnificent, but to think in a head ". This thought of Derrida seems to take sense here in the exhibition of Françoise Carrasco's works.

This solitary artist is the sculptor of the dark and deeply moving revelations. Austerity, intensity characterize these poignant figures of the truth. Françoise Carrasco feels the imperceptibility of the fragility and the force of the human condition. The guest whom we are is confronted there and recognizes himself there, perceiving the extraordinary presence of our own condition, our daily life, our sensualism, our fears. These mirrors send back to us the image of our enjoyments and our sorrows as never we would have dared to conceive it”.

Catherine Cazeaux, Philosopher

Françoise Carrasco bakes her characters according to several simultaneous recipes: some are consumed, others are just born, and some convey astonishment, while most have cracks, faults, wounds that make us feel as if they are alive even before they are designed. One may notice that, in this field as well as outside of it, this sculptor has strange power: both grotesque and naïve, we fell our resemblance to these beings who have the leisure to continually transform us. An expensive and beautiful magic”.

Alain Bosquet, Writer, poet, art critic


Born in 1944.
Studies at the School of applied arts in Paris.
Starts her carreer with faience pottery and sandstone works.
Between 1982 and 1994, her work is decisively turned toward the raku technique, further replaced by terra cotta with engobe.
While using the possibilities of the bronze, since 2004, Françoise finds the contrast and the magic of Raku, passion of a whole life ..

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Personal exhibitions

Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2010   « Die Asthetik der Irritation », Kunstveren Bretten, Germany

Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
2007   Galerie Bétemps, Bons en Chablais, Switzerland
2006   « Die Asthetik der Irritation », Kunstveren Bretten, Germany   Galerie Bétemps, Bons en Chablais, Switzerland
2005   Galerie Sillage, Paimpol (permanent artist)

2004   Espace Jacques Prévert, Mers les bains, France   Galerie Art confrontation, Rouen, France   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2003   Galerie Claire de Villaret, Paris, France
2002   Galerie Vendôme, Paris, France
2001   Galerie UTA Goppelsröder, Bretten, Germany
   Galerie Art confrontation, Rouen, France
1998   Espace S.E.M.A, Galerie Thuard, Paris, France
1994   Galerie Terre de Sienne, Céret, France
   Galerie Castan Echternach, Luxembourg
   Galerie Arlette gimaray, Paris, France
1993   Galerie Art et Ame, Paris, France
1992   Galerie Florence Touber, Paris

Espace S.E.M.A, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
1991   Galerie Florence Touber, Paris, France

Galerie de l’Atelier, Grenoble, France
1990   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
   Galerie Art et Ame, Paris, France
1989   Galerie Thérèse Wagner, Thionville, France

Galerie Orly Ouest, Carré Maxim’s, Paris, France
1988   Galerie Orly Ouest, Carré Maxim’s, Paris, France

Galerie Home Ettingen, Bâle, Suisse, Switzerland
1987   Galerie Place des Arts, Montpellier, France
   Galerie Artémis Corseaux, Lausanne, Switzerland   Galerie Thérèse Wagner, Thionville, France
1986 à 1991   Galerie Rolf Wahl, Paris, France   Galerie Agora, Lille, France
   Galerie Espace 3, Troyes, France
1985   Espace S.E.M.A, Salle Pleyel, « Les Raku câlins », Paris, France

Espace Vickers Ronéo, Paris, France
1981/82   Modern Art Gallery, Rauchendorf, Bonn, Germany
1981   MMAF   insolence
1980/81   Point Show Champs Elysées, Paris, France
1980/81   Galerie de la chambre des métiers, Paris, France
1976/77/78/79   Palais des congrès porte Maillot, Paris, France
1975   Galerie Blaise Saint Maurice, Paris, France
1971/74   Galerie d’art de l’Aéroport d’Orly, France

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Public and private collections

Jean Malaquais pour Dominique de Menil, Houston, USA

Mécénat des aéroports de Paris, France

Ville de Saint-Nazaire, France

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