Johan Creten

  • , MASSU I, 2013-2017
    Patinated bronze, lacquered iron base
    300 x 19 x 19 cm
    118 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
    Ed 1/5 + 2 AP
  • , MASSU II, 2015-2017
    Patinated bronze, rusted iron base
    423 x 36 x 36 cm
    166 1/2 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches
    Ed 1/5 + 2 AP
  • , MASSU III, 2015-2017
    Polyester, rusted iron base
    600 x 40 x 40 cm
    236 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo VII, 2016
    Glazed stoneware
    54 x 54 x 7 cm
    21 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo IV, 2016
    Glazed stoneware
    54 x 54 x 7 cm
    21 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , Wargame Tondo III, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    58 x 58 x 7 cm
    22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches
  • , The Uber, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    168 x 45 x 45 cm
    66 1/8 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
  • , The Ring, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    170 x 45 x 45 cm
    66 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
  • , The Bird, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    158 x 48 x 48 cm
    62 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches
  • , The Mirror, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    163 x 48 x 48 cm
    64 1/8 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches
  • , The Boy, 2015-2016
    The Boy, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    174 x 47 x 47 cm
    68 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
  • , The Veil, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    175 x 70 x 40 cm
    68 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , The Knife, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    153 x 47 x 47 cm
    60 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
  • , The Herring, 2015-2016
    Glazed stoneware
    168 x 42 x 42 cm
    66 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°24, jaune, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°23, jaune, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • Points d’observation n°18, orange, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°17, brun, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°16, rose, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°15, bordeaux, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Points d’observation n°14, argent, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Point d’Observation n°13, rose, 2014-2015
    Glazed stoneware
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
  • , Point d’Observation n°137, 2019
    Glazed stoneware, shiny turquoise blue
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Point d’bObservation n°134, 2019
    Glazed stoneware, shiny dark blue
    40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Point d’Observation n°81, 2018
    Glazed stoneware, metallic blue
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Desert Storm, 2014-2015
    Crusty enamel on limestone and marbled, aluminum structure
    103 x 74 x 8 cm
    40 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed stoneware
    99 x 79 x 23 cm
    39 x 31 1/8 x 9 inches

    Glory - An Italian Revolution, 2015
  • , Le Baiser, 2013
    Bronze casting, lost-wax technique, patinated and welded
    211 x 29 x 46 cm
  • , Pliny's Sorrow, 2011
    Resin, bronze simulation
    450 x 450 x 190 cm
  • , La Borne, 2011
    Bronze
    282 x 43,5 x 43,5
  • , Plantstok, 1989 - 2009
    Gilded Bronze
    76 x 24 x 18
  • , La Colonne, De Zuil
    Bronze
    151 x 45 x 35 cm
  • , La Colonne, De Zuil
    Bronze
    151 x 45 x 35 cm
  • , Le Banc des amoureux, 2011
    Bronze
    249 x 163 x 73 cm
  • , MASSU I (Petite Version), 2013
    Bronze casting, lost-wax technique
    300 x 19 x 19 cm
  • , Golden Wave / Neurose
    Partially gilded and patinated cast bronze
    39 x 30 x 29 cm
  • , Why does Strange Fruit always look so Sweet?, 1999 - 2010
    Patinated and gilded cast bronze
    100 x 35 x 28 cm
  • , Vague moyenne pour Palissy, 2008 - 2010
    Sèvres stoneware clay with grog and crystalline glazes
    55 x 50 x 90 cm
  • , Octo, 2011
    Bronze
    227 x 80 x 44 cm
  • , Le Perroquet Bleu, Quand les Chouettes deviennent des Perroquets, 2011-2012
    Glazed stoneware, platinum luster and color luster
    113 x 51 x 69 cm
  • , Pliny's Sorrow (Library Version), 2015
    Bronze
    35 x 15 x 32 cm
  • , Shangai Sky, 2012
    Glazed stoneware
    75 x 35 x 25 cm
  • , Pliny’s Sorrow “sur la colonne", 2011
    Bronze
    191 x 110 x 43 cm
  • , Octo Table V, 2013
    Alternative view
  • , Le Rêve de la baronne, 2011
    Bronze
    101 x 112 cm
  • , The Tempest, 2011
    Resin and bronze simulation
    350 x 195 cm
  • , Octo Table V, 2013
    Glazed stoneware
    65 x 32 x 16 cm
  • , Clay Octo, 2011-2012
    Glazed stoneware, metal structure
    135 x 82 x 21 cm
  • , Odore di Femmina - De Kogel’, 2011-2012
    Bronze unique, cire perdue and multicoloured patine
    78 x 57 x 40 cm
  • , Lust and Longing, 2012
    Glazed stoneware
    95,89 x 69,85 cm
  • , O-dore di Femmina 4, 2013
    Glazed stoneware
    36 x 28 x 10 cm
  • , I’m a Good Horse on a soft Brick, 2001
    Glazed terra cotta with luster glaze and a low fired ceramic brick
    84 x 74 x 46 cm
  • , Odore di Femmina - Les Trois Trous, 2014
    Patinated bronze
    76 x 55 x 33 cm
  • , Sign of the Times, 2014
    Patinated bronze
    46 x 24 x 11 cm
  • , Odore di Femmina - The Mourning (The morning of 9-11), 2016
    Signed, dated, titled and situated on the back
    Gold luster on glazed high fired stoneware
    103 x 78 x 19 cm
    40 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • , Glory - Bevende Glorie, 2016-2017
    Titled, signed, dated
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed high fired modelled stoneware
    104 x 73 x 19 cm
    41 x 28 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • , Glory - Alms for the Poor, 2016-2017
    Titled, signed, dated
    Gold lustre on yellow glazed high fired modelled stoneware
    103 x 75 x 19 cm
    40 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • , Wargame Tondo V, 2016
    Glazed stoneware
    63 x 63 x 17 cm
    24 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 6 3/4 in
  • , Het Paard van Troje n°3, 1992-1993
    Black gazed stoneware
    151 x 64 x 50 cm
    59 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 19 5/8 in
  • , La Cathédrale, 1992-2000
    Bronze
    190 x 50 x 53 cm
    74 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 20 7/8 in
    Edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP

"Creten’s work speaks to the storm within us all, as individuals and as a society, and deals with his usual themes: nature, the female form, power, politics and spirituality." Gay Gassmann, T Magazine - New York Times.

Johan Creten is a Belgian sculptor based in Paris. Though trained as a painter, he soon turned to ceramic and bronze as his primary mediums. Affectionately known as "The Clay Gipsy", and working wherever he has the opportunity, from Miami to Mexico, Den Haag to New York, Creten is considered a frontrunner in the revival of ceramics, alongside Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schütte.


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  • Book drop - Johan Creten


    May 12 - 19, 2020

     

    During the containment period, Almine Rech will offer access to some of its publications by making one catalog digitally available every Monday. The catalog will be available online during one week.

    This week's read: Johan Creten '8 Gods', published by Almine Rech Editions in 2017. In this catalog, you will find poems by Colin Lemoine (Art Historian, Independent Curator and Director of Sculpture at the Musée Bourdelle, Paris) as well as installation views of Johan Creten's exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels (March - April 2017).

    Selected by Le Figaro among the 10 most beautiful art books in 2017!

    The e-catalog is available online here

    You can also find more information about Almine Rech Editions here and purchase Johan Creten's catalog here

    To inquire about Johan Creten's work, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com
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  • Selections - Online Viewing Room


    May 11 - 22, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to share with you a selection of new artworks by eleven artists the gallery represents. Entitled "Selections", the presentation takes place in our newly built 'viewing room.' It all began with the idea of expanding the experience of seeing art to a digital space where distance, simulation, and digitally constructed environments prevail, temporarily. These works in which body, figure and the identities’ essence are evident in the casting should have been presented for the first time this spring at Art Monaco, Art Brussels, and TEFAF New York, events which have either been postponed or canceled. Thus fostering proximity with an assembly of talents from the gallery, the ‘viewing room’ offers the possibility to encounter each work in a digital environment.

    Text by Alexis Vaillant
    Curator and writer
    Former Chief-curator of CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux (France)

    With works by:
    Nathaniel Mary Quinn
    Ewa Juszkiewicz
    Tom Wesselmann
    Vaughn Spann
    Brent Wadden
    Günther Förg
    Tursic & Mille
    Johan Creten
    Chloe Wise
    Markus Lüpertz
    John McAllister


    Link to the Online Viewing Room here

  • Johan Creten "... En Quarantaine"

    In the Summer of 1991, Johan Creten was invited to spend time in the Villa Saint Clair in Sète, South of France, while the world was battling another pandemic. It was during this time that Johan worked on some of his first "Odore di Femmina" torsos.
    This experimental short film by Gerrit Schreurs, entitled "...En Quarantaine" tells a very personal and hopeful story, following the preparation for Johan Creten's show and how to cope with loss and life.

    Link to our IGTV here

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