First Published 14 January 2016
Detail of a table top of primarily pyrite and travertine.
Beatrice Serre is a Parisian artist who graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Craft with a concentration in Architectural Decoration (fresco, lacquer, mosaic). She has been developing her mosaic work as artworks and recently has incorporated it into quite stunning table tops. She will be showing her work in in Marseille this March at SIAC (Salon International de l’Art Contemporain). She states, “Since the day my first Byzantine mosaic came to life until today when the minerals form a celestial sky in my wall sculpture and tables – its been 20 years. My passion for this art has never been more essential to me. It is in perpetual evolution as I use more and more elaborate techniques in my themes and aesthetic research. Mosaics stays in my hands the language the most universal open to you!
Her artist statement at te end of the catalogue for her retrospective in 2013 states, « Pour être Mosaïste, il faut avoir un cœur à fendre la pierre. » Her work is a form of meditation she says. She has a spiritual approach that evolves to create a harmony in her work inspired more and more by nature.
There is soothing balance between the precious, smooth and shiny materials and the rough surface. It creates a powerful harmony that seems to carry it’s own circling energy, which culminates with rising of beauty and majesty in the center.
Low table in black & smoky quartz, granite, 24 carat gold enamel, crystal, molten glass, mirror, lapis-lazuli & patinated steel.
132 cm long and 45 cm high, unique piece that is signed
Low table in carrera marble, quartz, glass, travertine, bronze, molten glass and 24 carat gold enamel.
132 X 80 cm, long and 44 cm high, unique piece that is signed