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Ligatures

Series of large-sized works studying the relationships between materials, small objects, representational paintings, photographs.

Two films inspired this series: “The Ice Storm” (1997) directed by Ang Lee and Andrew Niccol’s “Gattaca” (1997). Both these films deal with the process of building (or unraveling) one’s identity. The first does this through a teenager’s observation and experience of human relationships inside as well as outside family, the second through genetic manipulation – the word “Gattaca” is made of the initials ACGT that identify DNA basis. The presence of nature is either a regenerative or a destructive force. It is mineral in “Gattaca” whereas more earth-like in “The Ice Storm”. The use of architecture plays a structuring and mirroring part.

I have used the same repetitive modules in the “Ligatures” series that I already had in the small-sized works of the “Ties” series. This series can include photographs of architectural elements – for instance “Mon cœur bat toujours aussi fort” includes the photograph of one of the red Folies from the Parc de la Villette in Paris, designed in 1970 by B. Tschumi.

Acrylic paint on polypropylene, wrinkled velvet, aluminium, polyester/aluminium fabric, wire, resin.

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Deep sleep. Acrylic paint on various materials: wrinkled velvet, viscose, silk, acetate,

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Jérémie fell asleep on the ground. Mine de plomb sur résine souple RTV141 ; Pencil lead on flexible resin RTV141; black & white silver printings

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Jérémie hanging in a red synthetic field of aggregated resin particles. Pencil lead on tracing paper,

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Alix is following a red path in the snow. Acrylic paint on wrinkled viscose velvet and cotton hessian,

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Little rocks, slate, schist, limestone, azurite, jasper, ruby, sugilite, bornite, amber

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The refusal, acrylic paint on hessian, embroidery on canvas, digital printings on cotton veil,

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Networks, codes and Folies.

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