PHARES

A pyramid on Place de la Concorde

MINI AGUA

The water deforms the wall

MEGA CONCRÉTO

Concrete body to body

NEVER MORE

A love letter to forget

INSTANTS

Breakthrough in the Atlantic Wall

BARRE

The galopping tide

PLANETS PHOSPHO

Concrete stars

IST

Decomposition for Monet

TIDE MATRIX

The tide carries you away

M.D.R

The laughing wall

Miss béton

Milène Guermont is a magician, a magician of concrete.
Pass in front of the wall of a school and you hear the children's laughter.
Run your hand across a beautiful table, and the noise of the sea invades you.
She is the queen of the ‘metamorphosis of concrete’ (this magnificent material which is imposing by its massive nature). She softens it and gives it a voice, which little by little becomes its own language.
We can say that she has created a new poetic way that superimposes onto the forms of architecture.

Claude PARENT
Architect, 2012





 

Imperfection as Perfection

 Museums invariably say: “don’t touch.” French artist Milène Guermont says: “please do.”
She believes her art should gratify the curious hand with a direct experience of the passion that she puts into each of her works.

Guermont’s dual background in engineering and fine-arts provides an ideal platform for developing innovative concepts and materials. Her artworks in “Polysensual Concrete”, for example, are designed to be interactive. Objects made of “Craters Concrete” are characterized by dramatic surface relief, created when the artist manipulates the material at the moment of crystallization. And finally, her “Colored Engraving” process permits permanent “writing” on the surface of concrete slabs.

The genesis of Guermont’s interest in the artistic possibilities of concrete stems from a visit to Switzerland more than a decade ago when the sound of the sea emerged from a concrete wall she was touching, a classic example of synesthesia (stimulation of one sense provoking sensation in another). Since then, Guermont has sought to re-create through her work similar moments of discovery for others. She takes on faith that each of us is naturally curious for contact, interaction and experience, and no less so when it comes to art. In the typical museum setting, however, art lovers are frustrated in their desire for something to touch. And Guermont’s work rewards the tactilely curious on more than one sensory level: when touched, many of her pieces respond with light and sound depending on the magnetic field of the person who is touching.

Edward BOSLEY
Director of the Gamble House museum (CA, USA), 2012






 

 

 

News


  • Summer 2018

    Summer 2018

    Exhibitions, lectures, performances "concrete emotions"   - Exhibition of PYRAMIDION in the Town Hall of the 13th arrondissement, Paris, FR. Until May 14.

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  • Winter 2017-2018

    Winter 2017-2018

    Lectures, signatures, broadcasts, exhibitions & parties "concrete emotions"   - Lecture "Polysensual Concrete walls", WWIRE, London, UK. October 16, 6 pm.

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  • PHARES book

    PHARES book

    SUPPORT PHARES !   You would like to enhance the dialogue between cultures and to promote our heritage and contemporary art.

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  • SIREINE

    SIREINE

        With SIREINE, Milene Guermont confronts all the prejudices that agitate the planet against concrete and its walls. And

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  • Elevation

    Elevation

      At Saint-Maur Castle Exhibition on the theme "elevation" with artworks by Arman, Banksy, Vhils ... and Polysensual Concrete sculptures. Curated

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  • The French Pavilion of the International Exhibition Astana 2017

    The French Pavilion of the International Exhibition Astana 2017

      VICAT - LE CORBUSIER - GUERMONT   Economizing the material to the extreme and putting the human being at the heart

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  • Summer lectures

    Summer lectures

    Summer lectures "From concrete to light..."   Lectures on May 31 @ London, June 8 @ Astana, June 22 @ New-York, June 28

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  • Key moments in Kazakhstan

    Key moments in Kazakhstan

    Lectures @ the A. Kasteyev Museum of Arts & @ Alliance Française "How to make dreams with concrete ?"   The A. Kasteyev

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  • Lecture at the Mobilier national of France

    Lecture at the Mobilier national of France

    Lectures at the Mobilier national by Yo Kaminagai, Marc Aurel & Milène Guermont "Connected material & outside creation"   The Mobilier national

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  • The new French voice at the WFEO

    The new French voice at the WFEO

    The voice of engineers of France resonates internationally   France counts 1 million engineers.   Milène Guermont, who reconciles art

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