"Integrated within complex installations, the ceramic objects of Baptiste Charneux represent refined studies of a highly abstracted morphology revealing its origin and subconscious meaning at the same time. Charneux’s intuitive work, while emphasizing individual senses, primarily touch, remains intimate and poetical, yet assumes social dimensions.” (jury statement)
Baptiste Charneux (*1991, Charleville-Mézières) is a French visual artist living and working in Prague. He graduated from the National Fine Arts Academy in Caen. He is a member of the Bubahof independent art collective based in Prague’s Strašnice district. His mostly instinctive work and sensitive approach to material are realized in small as well as large-format ceramic objects and generous installations that may allude to construction elements or assume corporeal, organic forms. The resulting works are a labyrinth of visual journeys inspired by architecture, biology, technology as well as everyday objects and popular culture phenomena. In the Czech Republic, Charneux has introduced his work primarily at a solo exhibition at the FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art (2018) besides smaller projects in independent spaces. He has further exhibited his work in France and Poland.