Another vision of cement

How to? | Why? | Some achievements | The artist

The Cem'art

batoThe Cem'art, which could be defined as a form of art by the cement, does not have a well established line, except the realization of certain bas reliefs and certain sculptures. The bas reliefs with lime impose however a duration of realization due to the phase of drying. The technique that I expose here concerns the creation of "paintings" entirely made of cement and transportable. They are also free in form. The process and the result are, therefore, original.

How to?

plaque compositeCutting of a composite plate in which a fastening system is inserted, here an iron angle, which will be embedded in the mortar mass.
mortier finThis side of the plate is then coated with a fine mortar.
grilleA steel or fiberglass grid is added on the other side to give the strength of reinforced cement.
mortier finAfter a light sanding, the face is ready to receive to receive a fine cement tinted in the mass. A thin layer of resin will make the work waterproof.


exemple de textureAbove all for the inimitable texture of the cement.The work is done with a spatula, a knife or even a brush, sometimes with inlays that can take advantage of the relief offered by the cement.
mortier finIn addition to the relief brought by the implementation of cement,the support plate can fit certain 3D shapes.
plaque compositeFor the system of hanging by angles taken in the mass that provide maximum strength while retaining some flexibility to ward off sudden shocks (one can imagine a painting embarked in a boat sailing close in the swell...).
mortier finFor the fact of resining the whole thing and thus making it waterproof (here is a picture immersed more than 24 hours in water and came out without damage).

Some achievements:

Bato   30 x 40 (cm)
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Ballet rose  40 x 24 (cm)
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Becooler   40 x 29 (cm)
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Pétrole et homme   47 x 32 (cm)
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Un mât deux cocos au matin   40 x 40 (cm)
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Champ de mars   59 x 36 (cm)
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Frioul's gulls  46 x 30 (cm)
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Les temps de la mer   49 x 30 (cm)
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The artist

christian counordBorn in the Paris area and now settled in the West Indies, in Saint Martin (F.W.I) after having shared his time between the departments of the Lot and the Vendée and made "the three seas", always between 22° North and 22° South!This allowed him to sail on the high seas long enough to soak up the magnificent marine landscapes.
A mathematician by training and by profession through teaching, he has always considered mathematics as a way of seeing the world around us. On the one hand, the representation of the world can be considered as artistic when it is based on the artist's personal expression and subjective interpretation of reality.On the other hand, the representation of the world can be considered mathematical when it is based on precise measurements and calculations to accurately represent the physical world, thus making it objective.
Just as the visual arts essentially consist in making the invisible visible, his art consists in giving a concrete form to his emotions: in this sense this form of expressionism tries to make the subjectivity of his works objective. Through the Cem'art, the technique allows to combine the two sides of his paintings: the form and the structure, the color and the shadows created by the perceptible volume of the cement, tool of the builders and the artists!
Christian Counord