Black frosted blown glass and pale ouraline (uranium glass), Ultraviolet neon
50 cm diameter x 15 cm/ 19,6 diameter x 5,9 in.
With the support of the Drac Ile de France (Creation Grant)
Photo Sarah Duby

About the work

French - English

Exhibition views "le perchoir d'Horus", La Chapelle du Génêteil, Château-Gontier, until June 15,2014
Lady in Half
L'horizon des événements #2
L'horizon des événements #1
Aire de rien
Sans titre
Cours de maintien
Conseil de révision
Exhibition views "Point de côté", Esox Lucius, St-Maurice les Châteauneufs, August-September 2021
La ligne est un point qui marche
Voie Off #3
Voie Off #2
Amorti #1
Amorti #2
L'Archiduc (Série les Receleurs)
Annonciation (Série les Receleurs)
Le repos en Egypte
La mort du petit cheval
Voie Off #1
Sans titre (La Dame aux mouchoirs)
Sans titre (Portrait aux crevés)
Exhibition views "Les Évadés", La Galerie Particulière, Paris, Oct.12 -Nov. 12, 2013
Sans titre
Diadumène à la bibliothèque
Nature Permanente
+ l'infini
Une minute de latitude, 2011
Une minute de latitude, 2014
Seules les Pyramides ne fondent pas au soleil
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
La Régente
Construction #1
Construction #2
Le Silence des Sirènes
Sans titre (momie)
No Spring till Now
Sans titre
Sans titre (yo-yo)
Sans titre (chèvres)
corde à sauter
Antiquités Tardives
Le chemin familier de l'oiseau combatif

"The remains of ceramics and glass dating from 1927 to 1930 were unearthed in the excavations carried out in Vénissieux. In the archives of this dig, the artist discovered uranium glass, a glass paste filled with uranium whose green-yellow color becomes fluorescent under an ultraviolet lamp. Despite Marie Curie's warnings, it appeared at the time to provide beneficial effects. Seduced by the ambivalence between the beauty and toxicity of the material, Céline Cléron uses it in the sculpture Ra, invoking both the Egyptian solar god and the symbol of radium. This half-sphere in black frosted glass, surrounded by a halo of pale uranium glass, was created in collaboration with a master glassmaker. The artist emphasizes that the sun itself is radioactive; for her, the piece itself is an eclipse, a fascinating phenomenon to which we cannot expose ourselves without special equipment, just as with radioactivity." Aurélie Barnier