To embody the concepts of density and vastness, in matter
and in the composition itself of the work; to thus provoke an
intense sensation of absorption and weightlessness in the spectator;
to renew, in this way, the modern artist's monochrome, conceptual
and mystic experiments, following a logic similar to Pierre Soulages,
who uses tar in his painting, or of Carl André, who arranges
steel sheets on the ground, Eva Tourtoglou-Bony patches together
Her project is less about representing the world than about embodying
its mystery. The waterproof matter and the elementary volumes
she has been using since 1988 (after experiments with acrylic
paints and cement), have something to do with the most indefinable
among our objects of worship: the Black Stone of Mecca or fragments
In order "to relate imaginary celestial mechanics",
the artist cuts out silhouettes, folds them up, pierces them and
fastens them, thus establishing allegories of receptacle and silence.
She pays homage to concentration. She sometimes inlays or encloses
volcanic stone, sand or a twig of eucalyptus; in each case, proof
of the victory of time over organic life. Nurtered by literature
and philosophy, passionate about astronomy, she watches for comets
through a telescope, studies new geometries, is amazed at the
number of exoplanets.
"To free myself from matter by spreading it", that is
The reality: to create new, strong and handsome forms.
Paris, June 2006
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