Ricourt sources the material for his organic wood objects from the bucolic surroundings in which he lives, translating nature into sculpture. He initially turns local wood on the lathe, intricately carves and then treats the surfaces, through bleaching, dying or an application of ferrous oxide, to create beautifully complex and idiosyncratic works of art. Ricourt intuitively creates a perfect harmony between wood, shape, texture and colour. The artist initially draws inspiration from the historicity of the utilitarian object, the vessel form:
I’ve based my work around a simple but very essential object, as it was the first tool created and used by mankind… Useful, yet mysterious, the closed vessel symbolically holds all mysteries and secrets of the human soul. My work on vessels has allowed me to develop a relationship between ancient or geographically remote cultures and civilizations and modern creations. The most important facet of my work is the research and exploration of new forms, colours, textures and finishes.
Ricourt works and lives near Dijon, France. He is an established international artist who has had exhibitions at SOFA Chicago; COLLECT, London; and galleries in Los Angeles, Geneva, Paris and Luxembourg. He is also part of the collection of The French Museum of Woodturning and the Arizona University State Museum. His work has been noted in such publications as American Woodturner, Elle Décor, Ateliers d’Art, Arts et Decoration, Woodturning Magazine and The Guild of Master Craftsmen, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
Works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and new pieces specially designed for the fair by Irish designer Joseph Walsh.
The gallery will present new works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Peter Marigold, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Joseph Walsh.
New works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
The gallery will show new works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Sung-Jae Han, Ernst Gamperl, Michael Geertsen, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh and the collaborative vessels by the late Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal.
Featuring works by Thomas Bohle, Christopher Duffy, Michael Geersten, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Liam Flynn, Peter Marigold, Philip Moulthrop, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Nic Webb.
Sarah Myerscough presents designers and makers whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking. The museum-quality designers and makers investigate the relationship between function and form using traditional techniques as well as new technologies to create sculptural pieces.
Booth curated by Sarah Myerscough and featuring objects by:
Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling
For Design Miami/Basel 2015, Sarah Myerscough Gallery has selected artists whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking, while engaging with the gallery’s multidisciplinary approach to art and design.