FABRE Christine, terracotta and bronze sculpture, Permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since1990

“The Path of metamorphosis

Now I am rediscovering the skin of the clay. No longer wishing to cover its surface with glaze, I have stripped it bare. Naked, it sends me back to a rupturing, fissuring world. Accompanied by only, perhaps, a few obstinate guardians. The presence of the animal, vegetal and human elements protect us like a shield of which we must be aware to avoid chaos.

I work on the clay: "I am its plasticity, its fragility". Bronze forces me into a physical confrontation: the strength of the metal. From the beginning I have sensed an almost indestructible force. Does it perhaps come from myself?. The barely perceived path that I must still seek leads me towards new metamorphose to glass. By melting, the transformation from the organic to the mineral, the liquid to the solid, the opaque to the transparent haunt me to the point of presentiment. The dialogue between these materials, their resonance, is not a confrontation but a search for harmony: as if seemingly different worlds were suddently to realise that they all came from the same magma and that they are here to play from the same score, the opera of the world”.
Christine Fabre

“Yes, Christine Fabre's works restore of the sense, some contents and the legitimacy of the use of the word Beauty. They contribute to the necessary restoration of the eternal and universal aesthetic values, by their exemplary re-registration of the art in the sensualism, in the immediate obvious fact, and, there, in the tangible and deep reality of the human being.

By their timeless purity and nobility, they arouse in the looks that they inhale, the same fascination and the same respect, who were experienced everywhere and of any times, for liturgical objects. They are moments of communion between men for the sharing of the same delight”.
Pierre Souchaud
Extract of the catalogue Christine Fabre, Editions Galerie Capazza, 2013


Born in 1951 in Marseille.
Fine Arts Academy in Marseille-Lumigny.

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Public collections

Ville de Villeurbanne, France
Conseil Général, Essonne, France
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Musée de Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France
Conseil Général, Essonne, France
Musée du Grès, Saint Amand en Puisaye, France

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Personal exhibitions

Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin la Poterie, France
   Liuli China Museum, Shanghaï, China
2014   Galerie M.Emiliani, Dieulefit, France
2013   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France   Galerie Marianne Brand Carouge, Switzerland
2012   Galerie Loes et Reinier, Deventer, Netherlands
2011   Galerie Sinitude, Paris, France   Galerie du Don, Le Don du Fel, France   Galerie M.Emiliani, Dieulefit, France
2010   Galerie Marianne Brand, Carouge, Genève, Switzerland
   Galerie Francoise Souchaud Lyon, France   
2009   Galerie Loes & Reiner, Deventer, Netherlands
2008   Galerie S. Emiliani, Dieulefit, France
2007   Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin La Poterie, France
   Galerie Marianne Brand, Parcours céramique, Carougeois, Switzerland
2006   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2005   Galerie Loes & Reiner, Deventer, Netherlands
2004   Galerie Michèle Emiliani, La Bégude de Mazenc, France
2003   Galerie François Dudouit, Honfleur, France
2002   Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin La Poterie, France
2001   Galerie L’Ile en Terre, Saint Paul de Vence, France
2000   Galerie Le Vieux Bourg, Lonay, Switzerland
1999   Galerie Loes & Reine, Deventer, Netherlands
1998   Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
1997   Galerie L’Ile en Terre, Saint Paul de Vence, France
1996   Galerie Terra Viva, Saint Quentin La Poterie, France
1995   Galerie Loes & Reiner. Deventer, Netherlands
1994   Musée de Louvain, La Neuve, Belgium   Galerie Argiles, Bruxelles, Belgium
1993   Galerie Epona, Paris, France
1991   Galerie Epona, Paris, France
   Terriades (21 planètes imaginées, Villefontaine, France
1990   Galerie Capazza. Nançay, France
1989   Tempera Art Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
1988   Galerie Christel, Limoges, France
   Galerie Epona, Paris, France
1986   Galerie Z, Aigues-Mortes, France
   Galerie Actis, Paris, France
1985   Galerie Jacques, Pouchain Dieulefit, France
   Galerie Suzel Berna. Antibes, France
1984   Galerie d’Amon, Paris, France
1983   Galerie Arcadie, Lyon, France   
1980 à 83   Salles Voûtées Cassis, France

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Interventions (France)

Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg   
1986   O.C.C.E, St Etienne
1986   Ecole d'Art, Gennevilliers
1986   La Borne, Cher
1988   Le Printemps des Potiers, Bandol
1988/89   Ecole des Beaux Arts, Châlon sur Saône
1988   Maison de la Céramique, Mulhouse
1988   Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Limoges
1991   Terriades, Villefontaine
1993   Renc'Art, St Etienne
2005   Printemps des Potiers, Bandol
2006   Le Printemps invité à, La Borne
2008   Ecole des Beaux Arts, Marseille-Luminy

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1991||Terriades, 21 Planètes imaginées, Villefontaine, France
2001||Navire pour Télémaque, Fontaine St Sulpice, Paris, France

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