text : Gaël Derrien

an exhibition of Gaël Derrien and Julien Quentel, millefeuilles, Nantes, 2016

It is the organic of our bodies that speaks this plastic language and not a growth of the intellect, and coexists a spiritual nourishment of the body, and it desires

 peace, tranquility and simplicity of the act.creation and reception. Poetics is there, in residues and simple acts. The minimal is conquering in the choice of

these works and perhaps even drought, it is interesting the drought in this work, a drought that quietly chatters, that’s what I see today. There are green water paints

and like a shower curtain, it’s not really the drought either, there are oranges, it is perhaps an oasis calm where one goes and sands a tube of metal.