From April 8th to June 4th, Frédéric Ruyant will present “Fracture” serie at Tools Galerie (Paris). Quiet, bright, large openings: the five pieces on display are perfectly domesticated. A dinner table, an occasional table, a console, a vase, a lamp: the names themselves reflect familiar typologies – a little family prevalent in tidy homes.
These five pieces are upheavals in the pared-down guise of mundane household uses. They are bursts, perhaps temporarily stabilized, preferring civility over noisy demonstration, more restrained than noisily violent. The accidental nature of their structure is contained. Frédéric Ruyant’s delicate nature is not conducive to savagery. His work thus partakes in a form of permanence in his sensitivity.
Says Ruyant: an image of the icepack in an age of dislocation elicited the initial emotion. The white universality and very texture of Corian © further testify to this. The designer’s perceptions are no strangers to phenomena of an agitated order, a sometimes threatening nature: these pieces are certainly peaceful, but their lines reflect fault lines, like so many echoes of on-going movement. The rhythm produced by the pieces’ design will no longer nurture an immediate connection with the initial polar wonder – or terror, possibly, as natural phenomena now have a flavour of disaster – if you decide differently. Supremacist in its abstraction, this series is primarily the product of a rhythm, or at least a rhythm can be read within it. In its fault lines, resulting from the breaks without which music would merely be the liquid potion distilled in underground car parks; in the cracks which prevent design from remaining a mere trimming added to rather innocent needs.