Form, Volume and Space
Born in Barcelona, Xavier Raventós is Catalan, as have been many preceding ge- nerations. Xavier, ‘Javier’ in Spanish, has an Inuit sculptor’s eye who, readying himself to work on bare rock of the Great North, seeks the specific piece of stone that already embodies a bird, another ani- mal or a human form. Others, sculptors and poets, walk the beaches to pick-up whatever the sea has abandoned in the sand such as pieces of driftwood whitened by salt and polished by surf. Xavier Raventós, for his part, collects scrap metal; corroded objects that bear ingrained history which they recount to him, no lon- ger silent witnesses of an ancestral life. Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more
By Christiane Frenay
Meeting set-up through the intermediary of Mrs. Anny Alric, Director, organization of Exhibitions at the Médiathèque of Céret, France.