Current, figurative and expressive art,
expressing the power of now
expressed through 5 themes: childhood, sea, love, spirituality and Indian lifestyle.
Most artworks are sculptures in bronze or installations of sculptures composed of bronze.
The artist also makes 3D paintings constituted of messages written with bronze pieces or neon lights.
“Blowing bubbles” – bronze & glass
“Rope jumping” & C. Margotin – Festival of arts, New Delhi, Oct. 2015
“Honoring nature” – bronze (detail)
“Scaring the geese” & C. Margotin – Exhibition at Lalit Kala Delhi, Dec. 2015
Exhibition hall at Alliance française de Delhi, Nov. 2013
“With my puppy” – bronze
Exhibition hall at Lalit Kala, Chandigarth
Images and videos not to be missed
- See all Christine Margotin’s artworks
- Look at the photos of her latest solo exhibition in India at Chandigarh, in March 2016
- Watch an extract of the filmed interview by an Indian journalist about the exhibition ‘Four seasons of childhood’ – why the theme of childhood?
- Watch a video on how the artist makes her bronze patinas using a torch, brushes and chemicals
- Watch a video on bronze pouring during the artist training in ‘lost wax casting’
Bodies of works
The power of now can be illustrated in many ways. The artist has chosen to express it through 5 themes that illustrate it particularly well. She has constituted a large body of works on the theme of childhood, since children are probably the best examples in terms of living in the now. She has been largely inspired as well by India’s lifestyle that is very focused on the now (today as opposed to “Kal”, both yesterday and tomorrow) during her stay of 7 years in the country and has formed a body of works on Indians and their way of life. Water, love and spirituality are the other 3 themes on which the artist is constituting body of works, since they are also deeply linked to the experience of now. These 5 themes of predilection often overlap in her artworks.
Materials, size and colors
Margotin’s sculptures are made in bronze. Sizes vary from reduced to life size, and can be made in monumental size, on order. Traits and movement of the depicted characters, subtle expressions emanating from their faces, their nowadays and finely detailed clothes confer a very present and dynamic style to the artworks. Other materials such as glass, resin, and steel are often associated with bronze in the artist compositions and installations. For the production of her bronze sculptures, Christine Margotin closely works with bronze casters from an art foundry that uses the ancestral technique of the “lost wax”. The artist usually achieves herself the final step of the process by making the patina of the bronze. She uses traditional colours like brown, green, black as well as more contemporary hues like red, pink, purple, blue, grey and white.
Christine Margotin’s 3D frames are canvases that can be hung on a wall like traditional paintings, though they are in 3D. They include pieces of bronze or neon lights attached to a canvas support. These 3D frames express a positive message through words and shape, sometimes light.
Collectors & locations
Christine Margotin’s artworks find their place in a wide range of places, in inside or outside venues. The small and medium size artworks easily decorate private homes, residences, offices, meeting rooms and waiting rooms. Larger artworks and installations, whether spontaneously created or made on order, enhance the places where they’re installed by bringing meaning and positive influx. They fit well in public spaces, private or public gardens, squares, parvis and esplanades, working places, headquarters, entrance halls, reception, city / municipality buildings, schools and cultural centres.
Christine Margotin’s artworks are produced in very limited edition. The copies of each artwork are numbered up to 8 (plus 4 artist prooves numbered in Roman numbers). Each artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity. Though every copy is made as close as possible to the original, especially by using molds for the sculptures, each art piece is unique. Indeed, there are always discrepancies throughout the process that result in very tiny variations in the details or in the hues of the patina.