On the occasion of PARIS PHOTO, the French visual artist Aurélie Mathigot took over the Le 16 Gallery and presented works of chilling beauty. Black and white, light and dark surfaces, fuzzy figures… Portraits and landscapes shot backwards, dormant or asleep… The artist reinvents her photographs as backdrops, paths leading to abstraction that are then redrawn with Chinese calligraphy ink or reembroidered with pearls and fabric. Through this technique, appear mesmerizing images of frozen movements and fixed spaces.
Inspired by André Breton’s words “There will be a time (Il y aura une fois)”, Aurélie Mathigot casts a fresh gaze on her surroundings and gives to objects from daily life their rightful place. Through this Parisian exhibition (November 2019), she endeavored to conciliate her mediums of choice: photography, textile, ceramic and drawing… It is, inhibited by Breton’s words and surrealist outlook, that Mathigot created her staggered effects, trompe-l’oeils and astonishing layouts.
Galerie Le 16
16 rue de Montmorency
Paris – 3e