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Daniel Pontoreau Griffures 2020 Courtesy galerie berthet aittouares.jpg
Daniel Pontoreau, Pierre en suspens, 2020, terre cuite, feldspath, 115 x 85 x 35 cm ©Danie
Daniel Pontoreau, Pierre scarifiée et Pierre étoilée, 45 x 55 x 50 cm chacune, ©Illés Sark
Daniel Pontoreau, Griffure noire, 2020, grès et engobe, 24 x 30 x 5 cm.jpeg
Daniel Pontoreau, 2014, technique mixte, 35 x 40 x 3 cm_ galerie berthet aittouares.jpg
Daniel Pontoreau, Paysage horizon, 2017, terre réfractaire, porcelaine, 25 x 40 x 20 cm, © galerie berthet aittouares


from May 24th to June 29th 2024
Vernissage on Saturday, May 25th, from 11am

Extraordinary opening on Sunday, May 26th, from 2 to 6pm

Meeting between Marie-Hélène Lafon and Daniel Pontoreau on Tuesday, June 4th, from 7pm

Following his personnal exhibition in 2023 at the Keramis ceramics museum in Belgium, Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès presents Daniel Pontoreau with 20 sculptures: wall artpieces and artworks in space, created between 2002 and 2023.

Carte blanche to Marie-Hélène Lafon:

Marie-Hélène Lafon presents Daniel Pontoreau: when a novelist dialogues with a sculptor.


“Daniel Pontoreau seizes the subject of earth the way I seize the substance of language. With his whole body. It would be a matter of giving a shape to the chaos of the world. Without emphasis. It would be telluric and very bare.”


Marie-Helène Lafon writes about destinies, shaped by our earthly roots and a link to a homeland that we leave to invent our lives elsewhere. The earth, a subject for reflection and creation, brings together the writer and the sculptor-ceramist. The writer and the sculptor dialogue also because they share a common sensitivity.


Marie-Hélène Lafon's work on language allows no concession, and gives substance to her writing in relief.

Pontoreau moulds clay on the ground, the clay on Earth. He kneads it, engraves it, scarifies it, in order to mark a passage.

Finally, they share an unsophisticated, unemphatic style, that directly appeals to the senses.

They chose similar artistic expressions to question the silence of a "before landscape".

Marie-Hélène Lafon was awarded with numerous literary prizes for her novels, and recently published a book on Cézanne, Des toits rouges sur la mer bleue, Editions Flammarion.

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