Semiose features artist Stefan Rinck for “Restons Unis” at Perrotin Paris
Stefan Rinck’s stone figures form a motley and comical community of, for the most part, animals, chimeras and monsters. They wear costumes and masks; are endowed with particular symbols or characteristics, some bear the names of heroes of Greek mythology. Rinck’s sculpture figures make up a discordant but related assembly of non-humans: they come form elsewhere, an archaic imaginary world, woven form myths and legends. With his collection of fauna, the artist is exploring a technique typical of Middle Ages: sculpting his figures directly from stone.