Réjean Peytavin, a Franco-Swiss artist, was born in 1986. Graduated of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), he has also completed a post-graduate program at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (Art and Enterprise) and ENSA Limoges (Kaolin, Art and Design in contemporary ceramics).
His research focuses on the ceramic medium, its recent and past production systems, and the associated cultural cross-fertilization it. By articulating this medium in plastic terms, while subjecting it to other possibilities such as video, the artist puts into perspective the crossroads of globalised cultures and the transfer of knowledge through the migration of techniques.
In his installations, which focus on the material exploration of the links between form, its manufacture and its uses, Réjean Peytavin questions ceramics in terms of what it contains, what it transmits, and what remains legible through time. In this way, his sculptures find their importance in manufacturing protocols and the empirical cross-fertilisation of technical cultures. He places this formal experimentation in the field of industry, which he links to the residences where he carries out his projects.