On behalf of Bharat Nivas Trust/Group

 Kalakendra is honored to host for the first time: Artists from Maroma and Auroville Papers: DETAILS SEE BELOW:

Auroville Papers & Maroma Artists

invite you to the inauguration of their exhibition on 15th of February 2020 between 4.30 to 6.30 pm, at Kalakendra Art Gallery:

Artist Statement by Maroma  

Sculpted Wax Candles by Paul Pinthon

Paul  Pinthon was trained in France as an assistant pharmacist.

In 1974 he left France to come to Auroville, India which has been his home ever since.

Paul is a founding member of Maroma. He creates perfumes for the unit’s large range of products, including candles. Paul became inspired by the various colors of stored wax and started to bring new life to this wax by creating unique candle forms.

When candles are poured into molds, there is wax overflow and at times candles are rejected due to imperfections both of which leave some leftover wax which is collected and stored in metal buckets.

In some of his work, Paul was attracted by the industrial aesthetic. He combined two very different materials together: wax and metal. To attach large pieces of wax together and form sculptures he used metal nuts, bolts and screws which were sourced from second hand shops.

Earliest works included candles inspired by his great love of Japanese gardens. Working with granite and white square candles, a new genre of candles was born. Over the years, Paul has been inspired by modern artists. Some of these candles reflect this homage and appreciation of great masters.

The primary purpose of candles is to be burned, to bring light. These creative wax candle sculptures should be lit to cast their own unique radiance! They are sculptures with a purpose and utility, as sources of light. Their striking designs add presence and character to living areas and they are functional works of art when illuminated. A candle flame both evokes and invokes an aspiration, a prayer, a conscious will attracting all things good and positive. Candles have illuminated the world for centuries and Paul’s work pays homage to the past by celebrating the enduring legacy of candles as objects of art and utility.

Previous shows: Chennai March 2015 at Gallery Veda. Auroville February  2018 at Maroma

Artist Statement by Auroville Papers

Just as explorers report regularly on their journey, just as scientists give regular accounts of their research from time to time,  the craftsmen of Auroville Papers like to share with others what they have discovered in their voyage through the world of paper.

Just Paper is one of these stages in the development of Auroville Papers. Since you have followed our evolution for a long time, we would like very much to present it to you.

Do come for the Opening !