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Antoinette d'Ansembourg

“Concrete will bloom" is Antoinette d'Ansembourg's first painting exhibition, an opportunity for the artist to express her plastic intentions in a new dimension. Despite the two-dimensionality of the canvas, sculptural elements continue to figure in the artist's formal vocabulary, notably in the scattered presence of her ceramic "minimondes", sometimes becoming integral components of the compositions.


Antoinette d'Ansembourg's paintings are created from a fusion of pre-existing objects or invented forms, brought together in composite ensembles - models, collages, dioramas - before being photographed and painted in oils. These scenes are windows into new worlds, imagined from fragments of the real world: plants and industrial or handmade elements. They are arranged in pictorial compositions, halfway between still lifes and landscapes.

“Plants, in their history and evolution, demonstrate that living beings produce the space in which they live rather than being forced to adapt to it. They have modified the metaphysical structure of the world for good (...) It is in and through plants that the Earth has asserted itself as a cosmic laboratory, a space for the invention of forms and the making of matter.” (cf E. Coccia)

10.02.2024 –  23.03.2024

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