The Pernod Ricard Foundation and the Beaux-Arts de Paris renew their collaboration for 2022-2023. Clédia Fourniau, 2021 graduate, inaugurates the second season of the "L'Avancée" program with her paintings in the heart of the café-library.
Located in the heart of the café-library of the new Pernod Ricard Foundation, l'Avancée is a hanging space dedicated to emerging artists, a way to extend the exhibition space into the living space.
"The eye dances across the canvas, from the center to the sides, caught up in the undulations of a pictorial body that is nonetheless motionless. There is, in each work of Clédia Fourniau, a succession of colored layers that calls to dive into the depth, or rather to go up to its surface, towards the opening on which is superimposed a translucent stratification of resins.
Mirroring, this surface reflects by fragments the body of the observer: subtle setting in abyss of the image which reflects itself - which thinks itself - and which reflects the image which questions it - ourselves -. A reflection which goes until leaving the frame, and taking a new dimension, in that the matter stretches its consistency to leave apparent its margins and redefine new contours... Or how to question, of more beautiful, this "reflexive device" and identity of the support which, like the bottom, often passes unnoticed.
Clédia Fourniau uproots the fundamentals to better understand the components and deployments: the object that makes work, the work that is object, the whole that is art. Thorny reflection, even existential, in the immaterial era of the metaverse and the NFT.
Anne-Laure Peressin, art critic
Pernod Ricard Foundation
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