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Zoe de Soumagnat

MA work

Silhouette of pleasure

The eye drifts slowly from the hallucinatory pattern of the wallpaper to the mantelpiece covered with trinkets. The ceramic dog echoes the rug while its colors clash with the hues of the poster hanging on the wall. Magazines cover the table and the computer screen flashes. The whole is being observed from a bench.

The use of domestic forms allows me to call for a casual experience of contemplation, freed from hierarchies between objects, pictures and works of art. It is also a way to question the place of production and reception of works of art, in transit between the studio, the gallery and the house.

Bricks have lazy shapes, plastic fruits will never decay in their plaster bowls, and paintings are background ones. Waves and peaches are unreasonable. I am creating approximations of comfort, boredom, and ideals of lifestyle, staging the relationships between class and culture. To talk about indolence, pleasure and small gestures in an uncertain world is enjoyably irresponsible, and my work wavers between a caricature of an indifferent artistic stance and a naive joie de vivre.

Info

  • Zoe de Soumagnat profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2013

  • Silhouette of pleasure

    The eye drifts slowly from the hallucinatory pattern of the wallpaper to the mantelpiece covered with trinkets. The ceramic dog echoes the rug while its colors clash with the hues of the poster hanging on the wall. Magazines cover the table and the computer screen flashes. The whole is being observed from a bench.

    The use of domestic forms allows me to call for a casual experience of contemplation, freed from hierarchies between objects, pictures and works of art. It is also a way to question the place of production and reception of works of art, in transit between the studio, the gallery and the house.

    Bricks have lazy shapes, plastic fruits will never decay in their plaster bowls, and paintings are background ones. Waves and peaches are unreasonable. I am creating approximations of comfort, boredom, and ideals of lifestyle, staging the relationships between class and culture. To talk about indolence, pleasure and small gestures in an uncertain world is enjoyably irresponsible, and my work wavers between a caricature of an indifferent artistic stance and a naive joie de vivre.

  • Degrees

  • MA, Fine Arts, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Les Détectives Sauvages, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris, 2012; Atletico clube do monte, ACM, Lisbon, 2012; Tranches de Carrés sur Tranches de Cercles, Saline Royale, Arc et Senans, France, 2012; Le Vent d'après, Musée des Beaux Arts, Paris, 2011