Perrotin is currently presenting Jean-Michel Othoniel’s “Wild Rosebuds” through August 13 in New York.
In “Wild Rosebuds,” Othoniel continues his decade-long exploration of nature as a conceptual and aesthetic framework for his fine art practice. He showcases his romantic vision of the world where simple pleasures, such as flowers, are full of hidden meaning. The show features new sculptures and paintings from Othoniel’s “Rose” and “Kiku” series for the first time.
Florals such as the rosebud and chrysanthemum are motifs to Othoniel’s work which can be seen through his abstract sculptures inspired by these organic forms. With their infinite symbolic associations, flowers allow Othoniel to explore his concerns with ephemerality and permanence, life and death as well as form and color. For the artist, flowers have evolved into a “way of looking at the world.”