Whether or not we’re youngsters or adults, we’ve all performed the sport of discovering shapes within the clouds or within the surrounding panorama. This playful exercise pushes us in direction of the momentary abstraction of a concrete type with a purpose to rework it into one other recognizable determine (a citadel, a taking pictures star, part of the human physique). The cloud, hill or mountain thus floats in a notion that’s each a part of the truth that surrounds us, and a part of an internal actuality that, whereas distinctive to us, might be the article of a shared, even common expertise.
Since 2013, Caroline Bachmann has been exploring figurative portray, drawing on her conceptual inventive observe in addition to her ten-year analysis into Marcel Duchamp with artist and curator Stefan Banz (1961-2021). Her portraits, nonetheless lifes of flowers and landscapes query the notion of notion, time and what the artist calls “recognition”: “the actual fact of rediscovering one thing that we already know, that exists in us latently, that was as if dormant.”1
Claire Hoffmann and Claire Le Restif
at Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine
till December 17, 2023