Nendo Galerie, Marseille
Hugo Saby, Laurin Schaub
Nendo Galerie’s project consists of a meeting between Hugo Saby’s sculptures and Laurin Schaub’s vases.
Hugo Saby qualifies his sculptural practice as “documentary ceramics”, in that he strives to make imprints of fragments of real places in the form of volumes or plates hung on the wall. His reflection on the taking of imprints is coupled with a reflection on the notion of borrowing, insofar as the reproduction of pieces of building facades, fragments of interiors or bits of sidewalks… is not made through direct casting but from photographs taken on the spot, involving some adjustments of the eye and the hand with the real.
With his series A.Part, Laurin Schaub elaborates, with the help of digital tools and simple shaping processes, functional porcelain objects with a deconstructive perspective, since the different parts are always visibly separated from each other and reveal the way they are constructed, while being part of a larger whole. His poetic play with shapes, structures and colors opens an abstract perspective on the simultaneity of connection and separation.
Both practices thus share considerations related to architecture, construction, process and what is made visible. The presentation consists of a series of a dozen relief plates by Hugo Saby distributed on the two walls in the corner of the booth (from his series Une 1raverse de Saint-Denis (2021) or from a new series in production), while on a podium or a large square table are scattered about ten of his sculptures (mostly from a new series in production) as well as a dozen new vases from the A.Part series by Laurin Schaub, specifically produced.