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White bowl chipped - Limited Edition 1 of 12 Photograph

Christine Mathieu

France

Photography, Digital on Paper

Size: 19.7 W x 13 H x 0 D in

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Title of the series: BIAU-TIFUL - 2014 Utilitarian objects with the simplest of forms associated with the most elementary uses, such as a bowl, a vase, a knife, a bag, a skirt, a bell (...) fascinate me. They are mostly tied to vital, essential or ritual functions. When I look at and handle them, I can feel the multitude of gestures - rubbing, brushing, striking, touching and caressing - that have formed and fashioned them, handled and improved through time and space. I can sense the magical integrity of their shapes, their universality and strength. I am sensitive to this wholeness, this magic and they transcend me. These resonances are anthropological, almost shamanistic. Daily contact with these objects that have become stateless, because they are part of a shared ancestral practice, is for me a source of humility and wisdom. Kitchen utensils are a signal example of this. By their very nature, they connect to generations of women. And, beyond that, to the history of womankind. The simplicity of the gestures associated with the elementary functions of these objects rekindles my archaic memory.

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Photography Print:Digital on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1

Size:19.7 W x 13 H x 0 D in

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PARCOURS Winning the national photography schools competition on graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Christine Mathieu exhibited her images for the first time. After a 3-year residency/collaboration at the American Art Center in Paris, where she received support from CMAP (Photography Department of the American Center for Artists) to experiment with new media, she founded L’épicerie, the graphic studio which, ever since, has been producing work for public buildings: museums, cultural and social facilities. (colour - material – graphic design – artistic proposals). Over the same period, her participation in events focusing on original graphic creations in France led to her being asked to create artistic installations. Since 2002, the end results of her artistic explorations have also been manifested in constantly renewed forms of photography. Today her images are included in national and international exhibitions and collections. BIOGRAPHY A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Christine Mathieu defines herself as a multi-disciplinary and undisciplined artist. “My interest in foreign literature, my work as a graphic designer on historic and memorial sites, my artistic proposals based on heritage objects, and my attraction to ethnographic collections provide me with a range of possibilities to travel in time and space.” “My attention is particularly focused on objects connected to women’s history. Daily objects devoted to feminine tasks, which bear witness to the intensity of this work down through time, across societies and cultures. And then there is finery. Wearing an ornament is not accidental. Every set of finery communicates information. These objects are charged with symbols.” Christine Mathieu’s artistic work visits the ancestral symbolism of these objects that are so ordinary and so extraordinary. In the wake of Louise Bourgeois and Ghada Amer, via Annette Messager, many of her productions also invest the field of textile design.

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