Decade beginning 2000

Mani Series

[From] “these examples we could conclude that the intention is to manifest Unity, Completeness, Perfection. Further, Charoux’s use of the Sanskrit word “Mani” (Jewel) in the titles of several other pieces here underscore these concepts and perhaps even expands them – The adamantine qualities invoked may suggest more strongly a resistance to the corruption of time, as de Beers are fond of reminding us – “Diamonds are Forever”! – Oneness must have it’s temporal as well as its spacial aspect to be (truly) whole – to be the singularity.”

 

~ COCO-DE-MER, AN INSTALLATION Exhibition Catalogue Critique 2006

R. Mathers

Art History Lecturer

Mani Reliefs

Indian Ocean

The title refers, not only to the habitat of the Coco de Mer and it’s cultural, religious & mythical impact on many cultures surrounding this ocean and beyond, but also embodies the concept of finding and using matter that comes from that ocean and it’s rim. For ex: the coconut fiber came from India. The raffia from Madagascar, I discovered in a craft-shop in my neighborhood. Red-ocher from Kinunurra, an Aboriginal sacred site from Western Australia…etc.

~ Jacques Charoux Dec.08.

“Charoux’s playfulness alone should delight the eye and engage the mind”

UNA ES OMNIA foreword Jan 2000

Peter O'Neill

Director, Wollongong City Gallery

Una Es Omnia

Sculpture

“Charoux’s works orchestrate an exploration of it’s beauty as well as the cultural meanings that have helped define the object over centuries.”

UNA ES OMNIA exhibition catalogue Jan 2000

Sheona White

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Ayo Moncoco

“This exhibition alludes to complex issues of trade in the in the historical context of European colonisation. Trade in this instance, evokes ideas of exchange and the transformation of meaning through an ‘exotic’ thing of great natural beauty, as well as a fascination with a sensual spiritual talisman…Charoux’s works orchestrate an exploration of it’s beauty as well as the cultural meanings that have helped define the object over centuries.”

UNA ES OMNIA exhibition catalogue Jan 2000

Sheona White

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

La Fontaine de Jouvence

Preliminary research

2D artworks 2000

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JACQUES CHAROUX Over Half a Century (.pdf 883kb)

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