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

2013  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2010  Die Asthetik der Irritation, Kunstveren Bretten, Germany

2009  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

1984  Espace Vickers Ronéo, Paris, France
1981/82  Modern Art Gallery, Rauchendorf, Bonn, Germany
1981  MMAF, insolence
1980/81  Point Show Champs Elysées, Paris, France
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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