Born in 1992, Anaïs Prouzet lives and works near Marseille. In 2017, she graduated from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes with the jury’s congratulations.
Anaïs Prouzet translates life experiences in her drawings, and among these experiences, those that seem to her the most intense, those that have to do with death, time, happiness, suffering … Faced with a violent, brutal world, savage and sometimes criminal, she seeks the possibility of transmitting “living” feelings and emotions. It is not an apology for cruelty, but only a representation of the enigma which is placed between the two great mysteries of life and death.
She captures these moments and freezes them in scenes, in a realistic drawing or painting. Its main challenge is to recreate on canvas, wood or drawing, the strength of these lived moments. As the sacred figures are represented in the paintings of the old masters, she endeavors to draw her loved ones and herself in the most expressive way possible. Francis Bacon said that “force must be frozen in the subject”. A sentence that the artist makes her own with regard to the emotion contained in her drawings.
The work of Anaïs Prouzet thereby acts as a catharsis by capturing the anxieties of our contemporary era, “by sliding in a light so dazzling that it makes each passing day easier, more tender and incredibly beautiful” confides to us the artist.
2018-2019 Lamento, Pôle culturel Chabran, Draguignan
32e rendez-vous des jeunes plasticiens – Saint-Raphaël
Galerie Mariska Hammoudi – Paris
émergences #1 – Galerie Robet Dantec, Belfort
VENTILATOR: VOM WINDE VERWEHT / Projektraum Ventilator – Berlin
48h 48€ / Les Ateliers De La Cour – Pont-Audemer
#24 BD GUIST’HAU # Galerie Albane – Nantes
16ème Biennale d’Arts Actuels/CRAC 2018 / Salle Jean Morlet – Champigny
Salon Galeristes ( Galerie Provost-Hacker) – Carreau du Temple – Paris
Finaliste Prix Graphique de l’institut international Charles Perrault – Eaubonne
Le Banquet, une exposition aux frontières de la bande dessinée / Maison Fumetti – Nantes
Truth or consequences – Galerie de l’École des Beaux-Arts – Nantes
L’Été Contemporain – Musée d’Arts et d’Histoire – Draguignan
Festival Archiculture – Galerie Loire et Galerie MilleFeuilles – Nantes
- Artothèque de la ville de Draguignan
- Collection de l’École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole (Centre de Ressources)
Prix Louise Baron de la Ville de Saint-Raphaël
Atelier Axel Pahlavi et Florence Obrecht à Berlin