Hugues Loinard

Artiste in residence

Artist talk and studio visit

AXENÉO7 welcomes artist Hugues Loinard (Nantes, France) for a research and creation residency from April 1 to June 30, 2018 as part of a partnership resulting from a cross-residencies agreement concluded between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and Le Lieu unique located in Nantes (France).

AXENÉO7 hosts an artist presentation followed by a studio visit by artist Hugues Loinard, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7 to 10PM, at AXENÉO7.

French artist Hugues Loinard offers an amalgam of material and formal transgressions through completed or unfinished ornamental carvings, often altered and fragmented volumes or pieces of furniture diverted from their utilities. His in situ interventions and combinations are found scattered throughout the studio, momentarily transformed into a workshop, or rather a construction site. The AXENÉO7 residence space, a place of life and work, drawn on the archetype of the white cube, becomes a space used and reworked in all its dimensions. The manufacturing process, always evolving, is exhibited for all to see. Indeed, residual elements punctuate an array of objects made from gypsum, interchanging all practical qualities with aesthetic ones. He is inspired by various landmarks to iterate and update forms from diversified objects gleaned from the streets and architectural details photographed here and there, from one country to another.

— Jean-Michel Quirion

Hugues Loinard (Nantes) holds a Master's degree from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Nantes (2013). Since 2012, he has exhibited actively between France, South Korea, the United States and Canada, in addition to participating in various creative residencies. In 2017, he was laureate of the Visual Arts Prize of the City of Nantes.