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Respirer des heures bleues


Alice Quentel

Artist selected as part of the open call

2684 Rue de la Cathédrale

“I am in the great night dreams; because the now-already is night”

Clarice Lispector, Agua Viva, 1973.

I handle a haptic drawing in which day and night impressions merge and where ageless gestures mingle with industrial sprays, where photography gets drawn and drawing is photographed.

The airbrush is one of my favorite tools. It enables me to work in layers of colors like so many layers of light-dust that gradually create effects between dog and wolf, dawn and dusk.

Drawing with and through light, seeing and grasping or starting and stopping gestures are all processes by which drawing lives, evolves, and develops a view of reality in its fragility and poetic possibilities.

I am particularly interested in the imprint as it is created between two surfaces and a gesture.

Plants are one of my main areas of research. At the crossroads of ornamentation and politics, and washed away by a Western history of representation, they can unfold poetically by crystallizing stakes of erudition and observation.

Alice Quentel