Permanent art work
Île de Nantes - pointe Est
Les Brutalistes
Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil

Together, Feipel & Bechameil create installations that blend illusion, imagination, instability and the irrational.

In Place Clémence-Lefeuvre, they have designed a sculpture that plays with the neighbourhood’s verticality and its architectural layout. The geometrical and colourful composition of their sculptures acts like a ceramic and concrete volume painting within a given space. Influenced by the legacy of Brutalist architecture, the artists have chosen to use exposed concrete in the tradition of Le Corbusier – who celebrated its “wild, natural and primitive” qualities – along with a precious material: enameled lava stone.

At the heart of their artistic approach, Feipel & Bechameil propose new modes of sharing. Since the sculptures are equipped with wood-burning stoves, locals are invited to come together and cook as a group. Through the simple act of preparing food, this artwork participates in the everyday life of the community.

Les Brutalistes, Martine Feipel et Jean Bechameil
Les Brutalistes, Martine Feipel et Jean Bechameil
Les Brutalistes, Martine Feipel et Jean Bechameil

Une œuvre Art et Territoire réalisée grâce au soutien de Kaufman & Broad.
Avec le soutien de l’École hôtelière Vatel pour l’activation des fours.