This installation was presented in the exhibition Orderly objects/Unbuilt spaces with artist Simon Rochon at FOFA Gallery. Masterpiece depicts four life-size scaffolds around an empty space. Its title and making refer to a tradition relating to the Renaissance; era that saw the birth of the great aesthetic canons of Art history. This device is usually used to build monumental sculptures, except here there is nothing to erect. The structure somewhat becomes the matrix of a potential artwork. Entirely done in wood and assembled with handmade wood joints, this piece embodies many paradoxes. Indeed, scaffolding, which is usually a temporary construction is presented as a permanent artwork. The work is carefully made and finished to amplify the doubt about what is given to see. The scaffolding thus possesses the double identity of object and support, of a positive and negative space at the same time.
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