Pauline Lavogez — Adieu Tristesse
Past: January 14 → February 13, 2016
PREPARATION / ACTION / CONSEQUENCE
IMBALANCE / FALL / REBIRTH
EXCITEMENT / ORGASM / RESOLUTION
SHOCK / ANGER / ACCEPTANCE
WARM-UPS / EFFORTS / STRETCHINGS
ATTRACTIVE / STRETCHING / REJECTION
The work of Pauline Lavogez frequently originates from simple phenomena that are often ubiquitous in our society, our methods of creation and consumption as well as in the way we let our environment shape our needs and personality. From “reality”, she extracts situations, actions and fragments that she offers to the spectator who can then observe the stakes, the absurdity or even the intrinsic poetry… Through performances and installations, Pauline Lavogez explores the issues of perception through the physical or visual impact, but also sometimes and more simply, the discreet presence of the individual and the conditions that will make their affirmation possible.
Adieu tristesse is a mechanical metaphor as simple as it is efficient and in which weight, gravity, interpenetration of forces, possession, vectors and milieus are addressed… Substances that come across each other, elements that confront each other and flows that mix up. By referring to Sisyphus, Adieu Tristesse celebrates the beauty of falling, the poetry in giving in to uncontrollable, incessant and ubiquitous forces. “In this proposition, I am studying the power of the being, of the relation, of life: their fragility”. It is also the denouncing of one of the greatest paradoxes of human beings. Humans were endowed with extraordinary technical and intellectual abilities but are often diminished and reduced bodily and spiritually to absurdity, they become slaves to their passions, limits and addictions.
According to Lavogez, Adieu Tristesse “delivers a ferocious energy to the spectator, a symbolic violence –highlighting- an unconcealed fragility”
DIFFRACTION, a guest of the STUDIO at the galerie laurent mueller
The galerie laurent mueller has chosen to entrust Matthieu Lelièvre (DIFFRACTION) with the commissioning of the STUDIO in the early part of 2016 for a cycle of three successive exhibitions. Originating in his knowledge of the young generation of artists, the commissioner has chosen to invite several artists who recently graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (National School of Fine Arts) of Paris.
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