Philippe Borderieux

Nature is at the heart of Borderieux’s work; it offers the artist a broad «repertory of signs which constitutes the foundation of an universal and elementary system of forms and colors,» as Jean-François Mozziconacci (Chief Curator of Heritage) reminds us.

Through the use of different mediums – painting, drawing and ceramics – which he considers comple- mentary, Philippe Borderieux restores the atmosphere of the garden, in a burst of freshness and fertility.In a closed and reassuring space, it expresses, through deletions, redactions and overlaps, the abundance of nature and its constant renewal. It reveals buried memories of the banks of the Loire river, place of his child- hood. Thereby he develops a whole set of emotions and dreams, in a tamed nature, echoing the myths of the enchanted island.