Command of the Syndicat mixte "le Lac de Vassivière" (owner Syndicat mixte "le Lac de Vassivière") in 1985
Born in 1945 in Saint Girons in France, Jean Estaque lives and works in Savennes in France.
Situated on the edge of the forest a few meters from the most imposing sculpture on the Island, the tower of the Art Center, Jean Estaque’s work, carved from a block of granite, presents an asexual human figure.
This work clearly reveals three times, three dimensions. Provided with a head but without real corporal forms – a rectangular monolithic block – the surface of this figure shows two other dancing human forms engraved on the rock, and deep in the upper part a sort of window which is actually a cavity dug into the granite block and protected by a glass that encloses a group of four small unarticulated characters in painted wood.
This painting within the sculpture, precisely in its core, seems to present a somewhat clownish theater space, especially with its dismembered characters and their odd positioning, as if closed in and confined.