The latest works by Eva Nielsen, which are being exhibited at the Galerie Jousse, are the result of an artistic residency with the tanners and silk workers attached to LVMH (LVMH Métiers d’art residency). They are further evidence of the great mastery and plastic inventiveness of the Franco-Danish artist, who has made the hybridization of techniques her specialty. Mixing leather and silk, two almost antagonistic materials, on the same surface, her landscapes are like palimpsest images: as if laid down in successive layers, in superimpositions, the image appears both one and multiple, uncertain and floating.
This confusion is accentuated by the erosion of the surface, which seems to have been scraped off in places, whereas it is in fact the result of a superimposition of printed image residues (on organza), silk-screened leather fragments, and paint… Making the borders between mediums and motifs porous, Eva Nielsen also invents new temporalities: when the image disintegrates and the landscape becomes composite, the crossing of the gaze approaches the shore of dreams…
Eva Nielsen is a French-Danish painter born in 1983 and a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris (in 2009). She won the Grand Prix de la Tapisserie d’Aubusson in 2017. She is represented in Paris by Galerie Jousse, in Istanbul by The Pill, and in Tunis and London by Selma Feriani Gallery.
Eva Nielsen – Intarsia
at the Galerie Jousse
6, rue Saint-Claude, Paris III – www.jousse-entreprise.com
Until 18 June
Then in Horizones
Group show for the 23rd Pernod Ricard Foundation Prize
at the Pernod Ricard Foundation
From 6 September to 29 October