Artist residency at Firm Artlab from 18/10/21 to 18/12/21

Exhibition: 17 and 18/12/21 – 27 and 28/01/22

 

Le lieu qui te revêt is composed of paintings and collages inspired by the Annunciations by Fra Angelico (Italian painter, 1395-1455).

I extracted a few words or sentences from the analysis that Georges Didi-Huberman carries out in the book "Before the image", of the fresco of the Annunciation that Fra Angelico painted in cell three of the San Marco convent in Florence. These words guided me when making decisions about my pictorial choices:

“Mystery. Frontal white. Contemplation surface, a dream screen. Angelico’s white, this almost nothing visible. The Annunciation, the announcement. The image of everything that devours us in the evidence of dreams. Exegetical work that the use of a pigment manages to deliver itself. What is in front of becomes all around, and the white that the monk was contemplating perhaps whispers to him: I am the place where you live - the cell itself -, I am the place that contains you. Thus, do you make yourself present to the mystery of the Annunciation, beyond representing it to yourself. The place that covers you.” 

text "Le lieu qui te revêt"

 

Oil painting on rice paper, hand sewn. Rice paper size, center : 270 x 127 cm, right : 207 x 98 cm, left : 101 x 45 cm / 102 x 45 cm, 2021. Photo Gaethan Dehoux

 

Oil painting on rice paper, hand sewn. Rice paper size : 240 x 123 cm and 197 x 61 cm, 2021. Photo Gaethan Dehoux

 

Oil painting on rice paper, hand sewn, 280 x 176 cm, 2021. Photo Gaethan Dehoux

 

Réparation, Indian ink and oil painting on rice paper, hand sewn, 350 x 300 cm, 2019

Reparation is a sewn drawing I made for the performance Stanche Mani (a creation of the Giolisu danse company).The energy and fluidity of the dance movement was captured in India ink on rolls of rice paper. The dancer damaged and torn the paper. They had to be repaired, stitched up, to create an "open" structure, constantly patched up.

 

Collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm, 2021

 Collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm, 2021

Collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm, 2022

Collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm, 2022

Collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm, 2021

 

Print and thread on paper, 15.5 x 19.5 cm, 2021

 

View of the installation