Branche n°5, 2023

by Marianne Cresson

Sculpture : wood, Textiles, cotton thread, cotton, nylon thread

215 x 31 x 10 cm 84.6 x 12.2 x 3.9 inch

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Sculpture: wood, Textiles, cotton thread, cotton, nylon thread

Dimensions cm inch

215 x 31 x 10 cm 84.6 x 12.2 x 3.9 inch Height x Width x Depth


The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors


Abstract artworks

Wall sculpture

Abstract art

Textile Art


Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

The creative approach in which Marianne Cresson's work is part is akin to the diversion of techniques, the diversion of objects and the diversion of meaning.
What happens when techniques, traditionally used in the context of seat manufacturing, are diverted to the manufacture of objects without function? The object freed from its usefulness is returned to sensuality, to joy... but also responsible for carrying the memory of a lost "seat".

At the origin of the “Branch” series, a desire to purify, to lighten, to return to the source, to a rudimentary practice. The contemplation of nature, the foliage of trees, the architecture of the interlacing of branches and how a human hand seizes what nature offers to invent and manufacture objects. The observation of these objects: a snowshoe, or that of the "xare" (pronounced "charet" used in the Basque Country for the ball game of the same name), opens up a new universe to him.
Marianne Cresson brings them back from her walks, constrains them with long ribbons, shreds of colored textiles, accepting the limits that the rigidity of the wood imposes.
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Professional art gallery • France

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Marianne Cresson

France  • 1961


After a literary baccalaureate in the plastic arts section, followed in 1980 by a year at the School of Fine Arts in Perpignan, Marianne Cresson embarked on learning the profession of upholsterer and decorator for, she says: "put your hands in and to confront the material. ”. In 1990, she began researching this material. The series of busts appears in 2008 and concretizes his research on the work of the textile in three dimensions. Marianne Cresson exhibited this work in 2009 at the ninth international contemporary art fair in Marseille and spans the bridge between Art and Crafts.

The creative process in which the work of Marianne Cresson is inscribed is akin to the diversion of techniques, the diversion of objects and the diversion of meaning.

What happens when techniques traditionally used in the manufacture of siege, are deviated in the manufacture of objects without function? The object freed from its usefulness is returned to sensuality, to joy… but also responsible for carrying the memory of a lost “seat”.

The technically innovative aspect consists of a pioneering approach to tapestry in art. It is therefore, on the one hand, to take traditional techniques out of their formatting, and on the other hand to make their corpus available to the artist.

Caught in a multiple movement of simplification, diversification and adaptation, the techniques that she implements make it possible to enrich the vocabulary of textile work: more complex shapes, roundings, angles, assortment of colors and volumes, hollows and reliefs , emancipation of materials.

Experimentation is permanent.

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