For this series, Charlotte decided to reuse the square and compass: she slices colours into uniform, architectural flat washes, in an obvious continuation of her work. Colour becomes an element of emotion and attraction. Lacquer enters Dauphin’s toolbox, from red to orange, from mastic to black.
Bold contrasts and unexpected tonal relationships create a radical and new ensemble in the landscape of Dauphin’s creations. Lyricism is combined with simplicity to create a direct, joyful and energised ensemble, a proclamation of optimism.
The Dauphin ring, an open structure with the simple yet powerful force of the classics, reinvented, is currently exhibited at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. Charlotte envisions this structure as a module that repeats itself and gives rhythm to the composition of her work. It is the key to a system. A screen, a case, a sheet wrapped around a finger, an ear, which recalls in filigree the rectangle. This cherished shape inherited from the Dauphin family history of posters, billboards and painted murals, is worked here in its poetic and artisanal dimensions. Indeed, the creations have the simplicity of the ‘lapidary formulas’ of a poster that replaces a long speech.
Each creation expresses and imprints our emotional side. From her filmmaker ’s imagination, she narrates stories through surfaces in movement with the bodies. It is the invisible that gains ground.
The folded page forms a precious line worked here as a horizon. The junction is punctuated with stones, like meteors. The set is made of rings and single earrings in new colours. From emeralds to yellow diamonds, in dotted lines or in squares, the whole has accents of futuristic cap -sules. The series of unique creations is composed of rings and mono lo ops.
Charlotte Dauphin’s inspirations once again orient her preferences towards the rejection of a parody of ornament, preferring its primitive form, the ‘lapidary formula’, the only one that is substantially monumental. Underneath the apparent simplicity of the line, there is an audacious approach of a creator whose spirit of synthesis is at work here. The multi-disciplinary Charlotte Dauphin – filmmaker, sculptor and performer – deepens her work on corporal expression and her staging of bodies, creating a poetry of the everyday.