Plastic narration, visual literature, exhibitional narrative, many terms could be constructed to qualify these works, but none of them seems to precisely circumscribe this field where literature and visual art flirt and touch.
In this second Narration des ordinaires, following the exhibition held at AU LIEU in 2021, the author and curator Adrien van Melle proposes to explore the way in which artists, including himself, deal with an everyday life that is both fantasized and autobiographical through the medium of narration.
Through objects, often, the four artists build human figures in a muted way. In a vain search for objectivity, Anne James Chaton composes small moments of daily life through receipts. Louis Verret reproduces book covers and evokes, by a methodical and pictorial writing, his link with the object while Louise Pressager draws situations whose absurdity and comic sense hardly hide a discourse on the vicissitudes of the daily life.
Anne-James Chaton, (1970, France), Louise Pressager (1986, France), Adrien van Melle (1987, France), Louis Verret (1988, France)
Laure Roynette opened her gallery in 2011 in the Marais district. She represents the young artistic guard and supports the work outside the walls of her artists. A stone's throw from the Picasso Museum, the gallery now represents some fifteen performers, painters, videographers, photographers, "with more women than men" as some observers note... Laure Roynette likes to surprise its collectors and, adopting Robert Storr's expression "Machines with aura", likes "works that stimulate, help to reflect on the vision of the world and perhaps even sometimes to change it".
Léonard Bourgois Beaulieu • Jean-Baptiste Boyer • Luo Dan • Luc Lapraye • Letizia Le Fur • Laurie van Melle • Miloslav Moucha • Damien Moulierac • Anne Cindric • Barbara Penhouët • Louise Pressager • Robert Le Héros • Zoé Rumeau • Julie Susset • Nicolas Tourte • Clémence Veilhan • Mathieu Weiler • Brankica Zilovic