10:00 – 16:30
FROM TUESDAY 23 TO FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER WITH LISE ROUSSEL
As Sigmar Polke well understood, a painting is not simply a flat image presenting a harmonious visual appearance. On the contrary, it can address itself to all the senses, in the gentlest to the most corrosive manner. In carrying this to the extreme, Polke interrogates the forceful presence of a work, its sensory power, and also its artistic and political impact. With a great deal of scissors, stencils, paints and materials of all kinds, the picture becomes an object under tension, ready to explode.
For Lise Roussel, painting is an act before being an image. The picture is thus born out of its own movement and its own necessity. To construct an image with her preferred materials of paper and wood, she uses different painting techniques as well as collage and screen-printing. Treading a fine line between abstraction and figuration, spontaneity and rigour, her works explore pictoriality via the celebration of colour.
Lise Roussel in her studio, at work on No Man’s Land, acrylic on paper, 225 x 315 cm