Acquisition of art work : David Décamp Forest radiography29 March 2018
Strongly involved in the cultural enhancement and development of the territory, Groupe Charlois aims to create a unique set of art works, in connection with the forest, to present it to the greatest number.
Strongly involved in the cultural enhancement and development of the territory, Groupe Charlois aims to create a unique set of art works, in connection with the forest, to present it to the greatest number. The acquisition of Forest radiography by David Décamp is part of this process.
The tree and the forest are at the center of the artist’s poetic and metaphorical work. Former woodcutter and pruner, David Décamp, born in 1970, is seriously injured by the fall of a tree at the age of 23 years old. Amputee of a leg following this accident, the young man forced to inactivity finds refuge in art. The renaissance is first of all due to the direct stone carving because the artist then “needed to break something“. Subsequently, the tree at the origin of its mutilation, becomes as a subject and as a material transcended by art, a salvation element.
Through this work, David Décamp draws the spectator’s attention to the state of health of the forests and sends back, through the radiography box, to his own story, that of a mutilated man who has been in the hospital for a long time. This sylvan landscape in Indian ink oscillates between the order of nature and the respect of its own rhythm, an image that could be compared to that of the pruner seeking a balance between control of trees and respect of their trajectories.
In general, David Décamp, whose work is not only reduced to the biographical evocation, questions tirelessly man, nature and their relationships sometimes destructive, through his sculptures, installations and drawings.