pour toujours ⎪anaïs prouzet
from June 6th to July 18th 2020
Anaïs Prouzet translates life experiences into her drawings, and among these experiences, those which seem to her the most intensive, those which 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 which are 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 paper, canvas or wood panels, the strength of these moments experienced. 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 endorses with regard to the emotion contained in his ultra-realistic drawings.
The work of Anaïs Prouzet thus acts like a catharsis by seizing 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 in us the artist.