My work is like a journey among the exploration of all kind of living things, from lively and interactive objects to figurative sculptures and mixed media paintings; the diversified aspects of my art practice allow me to tackle different subjects matter, sometimes exploring the origins of life, sometimes pointing out our own relation to it.
My attempt is to show the inter-mingling of self and the world that surrounds me towards nature, sources and forms of life, be they organic or morphologic.
Every round, curvy, irregular shape recalling natural elements attracts me. I like working with a combination of a range of contrasting materials, textures and forms. I believe that the interaction of different kinds of materials as well as their metamorphosis can become through art, a screen of life to reduce or to intensify certain interpretive aspects.
From modelling to casting process and mixed media paintings, my work reflects at the same time an emotional and psychological transcription of a range of feelings such as daydream, fantasy, freedom, illusion and memory. It is like being midway between a real and imagined world. My desire is to encourage the viewer to enter this space in between, to see beyond their eyes, to experience my work both physically and psychologically to realise their own relationship to it.
“In the realm of imagination, there is no value without polyvalence. The ideal image must seduce us through all our senses and draw us beyond the sense, which is the most clearly committed. Such is the secret of correspondences, which invites us to the multiple lives, to the metaphorical life.” Gaston Bachelard (1)
Annie Blanchet, New Art Originals Gallery, Brick Lane, London, 7 - 10 June 2011
Layers of Meaning, The RR Gallery St Peters Church, London W11, 2011
Heavenly Haven, The Gallery St Peters Church, London W11, 2010
In/Visible, Galerie Caesar & Koba, Hamburg, DE, 2010
Degree Show 2009, Central Saint Martins, London, 2009
Big Bad Scene, Bedroom Bar, The City, London, 2008
Uncommon Ground, Islington Arts Factory, London, 2007
The Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2007
Central Saint Martins, London, 2006
Hammersmith Blythe Council, London, 2006
London Biennale 2006, The Foundry Gallery, London, 2006
Central Saint Martins Museum Collection (Acquisition), London, 2005
The National Art Library (Collaboration Project), London, 2005
Masbro Centre Art Exhibition, London, 2004
End of the Year Show, Kensington and Chelsea College Gallery, London, 2004
(1) On Poetic imagination and reverie: Selections from the works of Gaston Bachelard by Colette Gaudin – The library of liberal arts, Bobbs-merrill Cie NY 1971
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