Côme Mosta Heirt defines his work less as sculpture than as painting in space, coming out of the canvas frame and into real space. He provides the Farm Greenhouse space with a series of Jambages (Posts) in painted wood. This new type of army of headless bodies spills out from the Greenhouse space. Once outside, they metamorphose into another material: bronze. The artist thus invites us to reflect on the use of internal and external space and on the way our minds work, pushing us to see the image of a body in movement in these creations.
Côme Mosta Heirt was born in Le Havre in 1946 and now lives and works in Paris and Etretat. After studying at the Fine Arts School, the Sorbonne and the Louvre School, he created his first exhibition in 1970 on the premises of his friend, Jacques Bonnefoux, an antique dealer in Paris. His meeting with François Matey, curator at the Decorative Arts Museum, was crucial. He entrusted him with a series of lectures on contemporary art and encouraged him to become an artist.
At the same time as taking on numerous trips to New York, where he met artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and Daniel Buren, he has regularly exhibited at the Eric Fabre Gallery in Paris since 1974. He also did exhibitions for the Modern Art Museum in Paris (1977), the Modern Art Gallery in Vienna (1979), the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre (1981), the International Centre of Art and Landscape in Vassivière, Limousin (1994) and the Stuttgart Art Society in Germany (2001).