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The art in the flawed, interview by Rik Jespersen

For artist Aurélia Bizouard, “there is beauty in the broken,” a view literally reflected in her work. Bizouard has ten pieces in the mixed-media exhibition “What Matters”, currently at Gibsons Public Art Gallery. All of her works in the show were created in the spirit of the Japanese method called kintsugi, which is as much a philosophy as an artistic technique. Kintsugi literally means “golden joinery.” It is the art of repairing broken ceramics and glass with a lacquer mixed with a precious metal, such as gold. Rather than disguising the damage, the technique highlights the object’s brokenness as part of its own story. As a human being, you go through different life experiences, and sometimes you can be broken. But at the end, you’re still beautiful and life is more important than anything else,” Bizouard told Coast Reporter. “It makes you who you are.” More

- Rik Jespersen

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Pour l'artiste Aurélia Bizouard, «il y a de la beauté dans le brisé», une vision reflétée littéralement dans son travail. Bizouard présente dix œuvres dans l'exposition mixte, "What Matters”, actuellement à la galerie d’art de Gibsons. Toutes ses œuvres ont été créées dans l'esprit de la méthode japonaise appelée kintsugi, qui est autant une philosophie qu'une technique artistique. Kintsugi signifie littéralement «jointure dorée». C'est l'art de réparer des bris de céramique et du verre avec une laque mélangée à un métal précieux, tel que l'or. Plutôt que de masquer les dommages, la technique met en évidence la fracture de l’objet dans le cadre de sa propre histoire. «En tant qu'être humain, vous vivez différentes expériences de vie et vous pouvez parfois être brisé. Mais à la fin, vous êtes toujours beau et la vie est plus importante que toute autre chose », a déclaré Aurélia Bizouard au journaliste du journal Coast. "Cela fait de vous qui vous êtes." rajoute-t-elle.

- Rik Jespersen

Gibsons Public Art Gallery - Opening Feb 16th, 2019

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is please to host the new exhibition “WHAT MATTERS” from three artists: “Felt A La Main With Love”, Catherine Tableau and Aurelia Bizouard with her collection KINTSUGI.

With digital technologies dominating more and more today's visual arts, the three artists of
?WHAT MATTERS! reclaim and question in their practice the use of common and accessible material found in every day : wool, glass, and plaster.

Within a ritualized and compulsive action of making, they push back the traditional use, the limits of form, and they play with the medium's constraints while exploring its qualities.
What matters and what the three artists share here through an echoing fragmented pattern is the tactile nature and true essence of each material - wool, glass, and plaster - rising to a sensitive, emotive artistic value.

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KINTSUGI - In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Aurelia Bizouard creates art with glass panels and reverse painting questioning the meaning of life. The use of glass - a transparent fragile matter - is like a metaphor for life, its fragility and its strength. - Aurelia Bizouard