Jeanne Rimbert is a sculptor who lives and works in Paris, France. Rimbert explores the juxtaposition that exists between the notions of interior and exterior, placing objects in different settings that serve as catalysts for new meaning within known contexts. Most recently the artist intersected her work with history at the Château Reuil-Malmaison, shedding new light on the past of Josephine de Beauharnais.
In 2009 Rimbert was invited to exhibit Mobilis at the private residence of Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s first wife. The artist dressed as a gorgon and surrounded herself with a series of naturalistic sculptures. Her performance revived the memory of an exotic but solitary life as her costume doubled as a trap within an amphibious form. In 2010 Rimbert created another installation at the Château but within the structure’s more intimate spaces. The collection of historic, black granite vases were punctuated with small ceramic fruit-like forms.
The artist extended this double-entendre of feminine sexuality in the form of a thorn-filled branch of yellow roses that appeared on the surface of a polished vanity. Sculpted pears and rose blossoms, seen throughout Josephine’s bedroom, amplified the erotic life of this unfruitful woman. Jeanne Rimbert’s exterior sculptures give themselves to the world, creating a camouflage with both form and color. However the peculiar textures and surfaces call for a reconsideration of the various elements that comprise the outside environment.
In 2009 Jeanne Rimbert completed her studies in sculpture at the Beaux-Arts de Reuil Malmaison. Galerie Premier Regard hosted her first solo show Morceaux choisis that same year. Since 2010 Rimbert’s work has appeared in two group shows at Galerie Sora. The artist’s work was also featured in LINK at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
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