Noeud Grec

Jean-Michel Othoniel

Date : 2014

Size : 155 x 168 x 168 cm

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Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Noeud grec (“Greek Knot”) is made of interlacing, blown glass pearls, in the continuity of his creative production since 2008. He uses this material since 1993, creating thus a poetic, geometric and abstract dialogue within the form. The Noeud grec sculpture aims to develop a shape inspired by the Borromean rings, offering a multiple image close to the anamorphose. Depending on the viewpoint, the sculpture draws the Greek letters Ɵ, ɣ, ɗ or ʋ, all used in financial mathematics. As weightlessness calligraphy, this sculpture reminds us of the artist’s taste for writing styles. Commissioned for the new building of Societe Generale, the Noeud grec creates a dialog with the architecture where the artwork is inserted, like the artworks made for the public space.
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Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Noeud grec (“Greek Knot”) is made of interlacing, blown glass pearls,
in the continuity of his creative production since 2008. He uses this material since 1993,
creating thus a poetic, geometric and abstract dialogue within the form. The Noeud grec
sculpture aims to develop a shape inspired by the Borromean rings, offering a multiple image
close to the anamorphose. Depending on the viewpoint, the sculpture draws the Greek
letters Ɵ, ɣ, ɗ or ʋ, all used in financial mathematics. As weightlessness calligraphy, this
sculpture reminds us of the artist’s taste for writing styles. Commissioned for the new building
of Societe Generale, the Noeud grec creates a dialog with the architecture where the artwork
is inserted, like the artworks made for the public space.