French sculptor & architect, Jacques Limousin, has always had a taste for rubbish & waste! His favourite hunting grounds include the Venetian Lagoon, the coasts of northern France, and the foreshore of the Thames in central London where the huge rise & fall of the tides twice a day bring up flotsam and jetsam from which he makes art objects. Roman coins, mediaeval German beer mugs, pieces of metal, glass, brick, bones from butchers’ shops, all are transformed in unexpectedly witty ways.
Limousin has spent years scouring the foreshore of The Thames and other rivers for everyday objects. He transforms these findings and makes them remarkable by juxtaposition and the subtle acts of framing and titling. The result is a fabulously unique 'cabinet of curiosities'. This is Limousin's first London showing, his exhibition then moves to the Artists' House at Roche Court, near Salisbury.