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Variation autour de l’eau, 2016


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9 x 16 cm
3.54 x 6 in






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Series of five engravings that honor the water. From novels whose titles consist of names denoting objects, things, concepts inseparable from water, the artist created funny images where the woman is the main actress. Here "L’éponge", 2016. Etching and collage on book title page.

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Framed size: 30 x 40 cm. Oak frame.

Passepartout and English bevel. Anti-uv and anti-reflection glass. 

About the Artists

1972 , France

Playing with words as much as with images: this is what drives Gaëlle Callac's work. Because words are of capital importance to her. Whether they appear at the heart of his works or their presence is more discreet in particularly chosen titles, they are part of the same narrative movement.

For the past fifteen years, she has been deploying a story likely to find an echo in everyone's mind: an intimate story that would not be personal, but on the contrary, would become universal, in the refusal of what Gilles Deleuze called the “little private affair”. Therefore, the use of media considered obsolete - the super-8, collage, engraving - and the use of subtly outdated referents - the old postcard, the proverb, the alphabet - awaken a somewhat dormant collective memory. , in the digital age and its many avatars.

Gaëlle Callac's aesthetic owes far and wide to surrealism, that of Max Ernst's collages, René Magritte's paintings or the 152 proverbs of Benjamin Péret and Paul Eluard. She is also very marked by the cinematographic writing resulting from the New Wave, whose purity does not exclude a certain lyricism.

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Paris, -

The Maison Contemporain gallery was founded in February 2020. It specializes in the representation of emerging French and international artists. Maison contemporain represents today a selection of more than 300 artists to offer for sale more than 5,000 works of art all mediums combined. Recognized for the quality of the artists presented, Maison contempora...

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