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Valentin Carron's solo exhibition, La petite Californie, is now on view at the Museum im Bellpark in Kriens, Switzerland, until February 27, 2022.

In contrast to earlier works, Carron forgoes ironic distance in La petite Californie, curated by Hilar Stadler. Carron’s latest body of work examines figuration as a fundamental concern of art and translates this into a contemporary visual language. Depicting people has become the central theme of Carron's newest work and, through this supposedly worn-out motif, he explores the origins of artistic representation and uses his sculptures to relate to the first cultural expressions of man. 

On Sunday, December 5, Carron will give a tour of his exhibition from 2.30 to 3.30 pm.

On Thursday, January 20, the artist will be joined at the museum by Eva Presenhuber and Fanni Fetzer, Director of Kunstmuseum Luzern, for a panel discussion at 6.30 pm.

Learn more about these events and how to RSVP here.

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Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

Installation view, Valentin Carron, La petite Californie, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, 2021–2022

VALENTIN CARRON The One One
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON The One One

VALENTIN CARRON
The One One
2021
Enamel paint on wood, wool felt
241 x 180 x 130 cm / 94 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 51 1/8 in
CARRO50518

VALENTIN CARRON Kid and Dog
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON Kid and Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Kid and Dog
2021
Enamel on cast aluminum
120 x 149 x 57.5 cm / 47 1/4 x 58 5/8 x 22 1/2 in
CARRO50517

VALENTIN CARRON Baby And Dog
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON Baby And Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Baby And Dog
2021
Enamel paint on wood
Sculpture 52 x 49.5 x 14 cm / 20 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
Pedestal 75 x 70 x 60 cm / 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
CARRO50503

VALENTIN CARRON Adult And Dog
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON Adult And Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Adult And Dog
2021
Enamel paint on wood
Sculpture 89.5 x 22.5 x 18 cm / 35 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in
Pedestal 75 x 70 x 60 cm / 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
CARRO50502

VALENTIN CARRON The Bathrobe (cold and douglas)

VALENTIN CARRON
The Bathrobe (cold and douglas)
2021
Enamel paint on cast aluminum
Unique in variation 1/3
120.5 x 45 x 20.5 cm / 47 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 8 in
CARRO50509

VALENTIN CARRON Jean-Robert

VALENTIN CARRON
Jean-Robert
2021
Painted acrystal
21 x 63 x 30 cm / 8 1/4 x 24 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
CARRO50504

VALENTIN CARRON The Hangman's Pavilion

VALENTIN CARRON
The Hangman's Pavilion
2021
Painted Steel
33 x 60 x 70 cm / 13 x 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in
CARRO50508

VALENTIN CARRON Vecchio Cuore
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON Vecchio Cuore

VALENTIN CARRON
Vecchio Cuore
2021
Coated steel
Unique variation of 20 (JRP Edition)
79 x 31 x 29 cm / 31 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 11 3/8 in
CARRO50505

VALENTIN CARRON Quattro Foglie
Valentin Carron
VALENTIN CARRON Quattro Foglie

VALENTIN CARRON
Quattro Foglie
2021
Bronze on steel pedestal
Sculpture 3 x 58.5 x 68.5 cm / 1 1/4 x 23 x 27 in
Pedestal 75 x 60 x 70 cm / 29 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in
CARRO50507

VALENTIN CARRON The Joyful Experience

VALENTIN CARRON
The Joyful Experience
2021
Oil paint on MDF
206 x 68 x 1 cm / 81 1/8 x 26 3/4 x 1/2 in
CARRO50506

VALENTIN CARRON The Friulian Snake

VALENTIN CARRON
The Friulian Snake
2021
Video
Ed. 1/3 + 1 AP
3:26 min
CARRO50500

Link here

VALENTIN CARRON The One One

VALENTIN CARRON
The One One
2021
Enamel paint on wood, wool felt
241 x 180 x 130 cm / 94 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 51 1/8 in
CARRO50518

VALENTIN CARRON Kid and Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Kid and Dog
2021
Enamel on cast aluminum
120 x 149 x 57.5 cm / 47 1/4 x 58 5/8 x 22 1/2 in
CARRO50517

VALENTIN CARRON Baby And Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Baby And Dog
2021
Enamel paint on wood
Sculpture 52 x 49.5 x 14 cm / 20 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
Pedestal 75 x 70 x 60 cm / 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
CARRO50503

VALENTIN CARRON Adult And Dog

VALENTIN CARRON
Adult And Dog
2021
Enamel paint on wood
Sculpture 89.5 x 22.5 x 18 cm / 35 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in
Pedestal 75 x 70 x 60 cm / 29 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
CARRO50502

VALENTIN CARRON The Bathrobe (cold and douglas)

VALENTIN CARRON
The Bathrobe (cold and douglas)
2021
Enamel paint on cast aluminum
Unique in variation 1/3
120.5 x 45 x 20.5 cm / 47 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 8 in
CARRO50509

VALENTIN CARRON Jean-Robert

VALENTIN CARRON
Jean-Robert
2021
Painted acrystal
21 x 63 x 30 cm / 8 1/4 x 24 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
CARRO50504

VALENTIN CARRON The Hangman's Pavilion

VALENTIN CARRON
The Hangman's Pavilion
2021
Painted Steel
33 x 60 x 70 cm / 13 x 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in
CARRO50508

VALENTIN CARRON Vecchio Cuore

VALENTIN CARRON
Vecchio Cuore
2021
Coated steel
Unique variation of 20 (JRP Edition)
79 x 31 x 29 cm / 31 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 11 3/8 in
CARRO50505

VALENTIN CARRON Quattro Foglie

VALENTIN CARRON
Quattro Foglie
2021
Bronze on steel pedestal
Sculpture 3 x 58.5 x 68.5 cm / 1 1/4 x 23 x 27 in
Pedestal 75 x 60 x 70 cm / 29 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 27 1/2 in
CARRO50507

VALENTIN CARRON The Joyful Experience

VALENTIN CARRON
The Joyful Experience
2021
Oil paint on MDF
206 x 68 x 1 cm / 81 1/8 x 26 3/4 x 1/2 in
CARRO50506

VALENTIN CARRON The Friulian Snake

VALENTIN CARRON
The Friulian Snake
2021
Video
Ed. 1/3 + 1 AP
3:26 min
CARRO50500

Link here

VALENTIN CARRON Oval In The Light

VALENTIN CARRON
Oval In The Light
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 5/8 in
CARRO50501

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark II

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark II
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50511

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark V

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark V
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50514

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark IV

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark IV
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50513

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark III

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark III
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50512

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark VII

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark VII
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50516

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark I

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark I
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50510

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VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark VI

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark VI
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50515

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VALENTIN CARRON Oval In The Light

VALENTIN CARRON
Oval In The Light
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 5/8 in
CARRO50501

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark II

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark II
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50511

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark V

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark V
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50514

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark IV

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark IV
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50513

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark III

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark III
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50512

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark VII

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark VII
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50516

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark I

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark I
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50510

VALENTIN CARRON Ovals In The Dark VI

VALENTIN CARRON
Ovals In The Dark VI
2021
Acrylic on wood
29.5 x 42 x 1.5 cm / 11 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 5/8 in
CARRO50515

Photo: KEYSTONE-SDA/Laurent Gillieron

Photo: KEYSTONE-SDA/Laurent Gillieron

Valentin Carron was born in 1977 in Martigny, CH, where he still lives and works. Carron has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions in museums including Le Consortium, Dijon, FR (2020); Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, FR (2018), Centre d’edition contemporaine, Geneva, CH (2016); Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, CH (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2010); La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Ceuti/Murcia, ES (2009); and Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, CH (2007). In 2013, Carron represented Switzerland at the 55th Venice Biennale. Recent institutional group exhibitions include Konkrete Gegenwart, Jetzt ist immer auch ein bisschen gestern und morgen, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CH (2019); Spring Sale Time, Centre d’Edition Contemporaine, Geneva, CH (2019); SI ONSITE, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2018); Coup de Foudre, Maison van Doesburg, Meudon, FR (2017); On half a tank of gas, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2017); La velocità delle immagini, Istituto Svizzero di Rome, Rome, IT (2016); and Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, a group exhibition curated by Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, US (2015).

Exhibition History

MUSEUM IM BELLPARK KRIENS

Luzernerstrasse 21, 6011 Kriens

November 20, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Additional information here