A FORM OF CONTEMPORARY ROMANTICISM
Explore a sensitive and mysterious world in which nature and figures are intertwined. Artist Anne Laure Sacriste invites you to open the door to another dimension.
Anne Laure Sacriste’s practice is multifarious: paint on fibreboard, canvas, drawing on paper, prints, and installations. Landscapes and nature are the central subjects of her work, enhanced by references to art history, painting, photography, and film.
For the occasion, she created Reverse Island, an installation comprising two series of painted screens: Mystery and Crying Landscapes. The four panels of Mystery are dark. They represent ghostly rocks that look like the skulls of vanitas. On the contrary, the three screens of Crying Landscapes are light-coloured and feature natural subjects, with a technique using streaks of paint. This installation is arranged in such a way as to reconstitute the landscape of Isle of the Dead by German symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. Anne Laure Sacriste’s island is ‘reversed’ in several respects: ‘reversible’ since it is made of screens, but also ‘inverted’ since the spectator walking around the artwork perceives it from different angles and imagines its interiors.
Anne Laure Sacriste is invited within the framework of the second edition of the Prix des Partenaires [Partners’ Prize]. The Museum awards this Prize annually to an emerging artist, thanks to the support of their patrons.
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Anne Laure Sacriste, Reverse Island
Texts by Pauline Faure and Valérie Da Costa. Published in French - English. Éditions Silvana Editoriale. ISBN 9-782907571463. 64 pages. Price: 12 euros.
A DARK, GHOSTLY WORLD
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