LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin, I work and live in Paris. Since the age of 7, I have been immersed in the practice of ceramics and drawing, a way for me to appropriate the world around me. This back and forth between volume and drawing has always been at the heart of my questioning and my practice. Working with the artists Tatiana Wolska and David Raffini has contributed to this desire to vary my impressions in order to work in both two and three dimensions.
In 2017, when my uncle passed away, I began a long process of remembering that lasted until the end of 2019. This period of my life triggered the urgency to save my family heritage, from the imprint of my paternal grandmother's perfume bottles, to the regional chair, to the fence posts of my maternal grandfather's old cattle yard.
In 2019, I have decided to leave my region to meet a new territory. The island of Ikaria in Greece welcomed me in the middle of its olive trees and the thousand secrets it conceals. I discovered a landscape in perpetual metamorphosis and with inspiring stories, which deeply marked me.
When I returned, I rediscovered with new eyes a landscape from my childhood that I had only crossed without ever really stopping. This is how I made the imprint of the riverbed of my native village, and more recently the imprint of the forest of my paternal grandfather. Today, I choose natural places linked to emotions and memories in order to revive spaces often forgotten.
In November 2021, I went on a residency in Toulon for a contemporary drawing festival. This experience greatly influenced my practice, pushing me to rethink space in two and three dimensions, mixing my work with prints and line drawings. These techniques gave me the time to immerse myself and anchor myself deeply in the city and territory where I was invited. I thus made the print of the traditional Marseilles door of the region, and a brick column that stood in a dead end of the Place du Globe where the festival was taking place.Since my residency in Greece, my eye has been drawn more and more to organic elements of the landscape. At the end of April 2022, I traveled to the Var region of the PACA region to make the print of the forest fire that struck last summer, the print of about twenty trees. These were exhibited in May 2022 at the Chapelle Saint-Jean in La Garde-Freinet, then at the Château de Jossigny during the European Days 2022 for my second personal exhibition. The forest has its role to play in the circulation of water participating in its cycle, that's why drawing attention to their preservation has become central in my work.
In fact, at the Château de Jossigny, I imagined an exhibition route that began at the well in the courtyard of the outbuildings, then one arrived at its scotch print, which was suspended in the château's chapel, thus making the water sacred. Then the visitors were led to circulate in the whole of the castle to finish in the room of the orangery where the print of the Forest Fire was. The water was then returned to the forest.
In August 2023, I am invited to a residency at the 311 workshop in Soulac in the Verdon to continue a research project started last August during which I made a series of photographs and videos of the trees of the Amélie beach. The beach of Amélie has become an archeological site and is located on the edge of a forest which is at the limit of a cliff which overhangs the beach. The water coming closer every day to the coastline causes the collapse of the forest, the trees falling every day on the beach. They sink into the sand giving the impression that they come out of the ground like fantastic creatures.
WHO I AM
I am a lover of atypical places and I love to make imprints of what surrounds me !
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