Gérard Fournier is a French artist born in 1948.
First of all, the pleasure of discovery when the stone challenges me by its natural form, its structure, its movement, its lines. Then you have to sit down, find a balance that will reveal it and give it all its presence. Humanize it by introducing into this matter an idea, a trace, which will be translated by an architecture of light: glass, playing with the mineral, opacity and transparency. Create the mystery, the unusual in balance and harmony. My approach reflects, above all, the deep need that I have to be in harmony with nature.
Featured image: Basalte, cristal, 2017. Basalt. 13 4/5 × 10 3/5 × 4 3/10 in; 35 × 27 × 11 cm. Photo courtesy Galerie 22