Quentin Marais is a french artist. His work is built around childhood; he imagines with memories, images from this period; memories of places, towns, cities, objects, everyday life ...
He creates with the gestures, games, drawings, and colors of his youth. Cutouts, collages, assemblies, coloring, and smearing: all these notions nourish and build his creations
Clay gives him that freedom. For him, it is the bridge between a symbolic world and our contemporary universe. It offers the plasticity between the useful and the useless and reveals the link between the imaginary and the concrete.
There is no nostalgia or melancholy, but a desire to find this "primary" freedom and this childish lightness. Like a construction game, like a memory game. His pieces are made by assemblies of stoneware and porcelain. They are shaped with coils, plates, casting, or modeling.
The earth is left raw, decorated, enameled, or tinted in the mass. The whole is fired in a gas oven reduced to 1280 °.