Le voyage imaginaire

Ale Ruaro

Camila Rodríguez Triana

Jocelyne Clémente

Mathilde Thiennot

Sami Korhonen

April 15 – June 19


Contemporary artists often use imaginary journeys as a means of creative experimentation and expression. By applying free thinking process, they can explore the boundaries of reality and the limits of their own imagination.

While it’s not possible to physically travel to imaginary worlds, the power of the human imagination allows us to explore them in our minds, and this is exactly one of the powers of art in our lives, it allows us to go places we could not even imagine they exist and come back to our own places renewed and with an open mind. 

Le voyage imaginaire, exhibited at our Parisian space from April 15 to June 19, showcases art pieces by artists Ale Ruaro, Camila Rodríguez Triana, Jocelyne Clémente, Mathilde Thiennot and Sami Korhonen, inviting us to experience a beyond-thinking-process, demystifying stories, telling histories, and confronting realities.

Jérôme dans le désert, Jocelyne Clémente, 2010, oil on canvas, 192 cm x 130 cm (75.5 in x 51.1 in)

Philosophers have long been interested in the idea of imaginary voyages, as they provide a way to explore and understand the nature of reality and human experiences.

Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his piece “Allegory of the Cave” touched on ethical and moral questions, such as the nature of truth, knowledge, and justice.

French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician René Descartes used the idea of an imaginary journey to explore the limits of knowledge and the nature of reality. He argued that even though we may doubt the existence of the physical world, we cannot doubt the existence of our own minds, which can engage in imaginary journeys and explore the infinite possibilities of the imagination. 

In a literal sense, an imaginary voyage is not something that is physically possible, as it involves traveling to places that exist only in one’s imagination. However, it is certainly possible to engage in a mental or creative exercise that simulates a voyage, such as imagining oneself on a journey to a distant planet or exploring the depths of the ocean in one’s mind. Many people use techniques such as guided visualization or daydreaming to create imaginary voyages that help them relax, explore new ideas, or simply escape from the stresses of everyday life.