Anne-Lise Coste:
'Être en vie l'infini'

Wed 2 November, 2011 – Wed 4 January, 2012. Barcelona


Être en vie l'infini

faith in Black

 

so yes i paint

 

big paintings

 

on drop cloths

 

middle sizes, small too

 

on wood, on paper

 

in black

 

black oil (black ivory)

 

with a squeegee

 

or my fingers

 

i use gloves

 

still very direct process:

 

i put the drop cloth or the wood panel on the floor or the paper sheet on the table

 

and i go:

 

i put the oil paint directly on the surface, directly from the tube

 

and i go, happens what happens

 

the beauty of the discovery and joy of the irruption : oh what did i do what did i do ?

 

it is fast, very fast

 

it wants to touch the whole, the whole all

 

i am a creature of the earth, quite big and very small, who breathes and will die and

 

i got to know lately the order is like this:

 

-the planets

-the stars

-the galaxies

-the universe

 

= d u s t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so i do invocations, i dance around the fire, i embrace everything for a short short while

 

i think with words that bang together

 

and let go

 

Anne-Lise Coste

 

Anne-Lise Coste has recently presented exhibitions at Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Santander and Cantabria (2011); Voici un dessin suisse, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2011); Collection 3, Fondation Salomon, Alex, France (2010); Salon du dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Lovre, Paris (2010); Professionalization is Killing Art, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2010); Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Curated by_Vienna09, Viena, curated by Gianni Jetzer (2009); Violência Institucional e Poetica, Fundación Serralves, Oporto (2008).

Coste (Marseille, 1973) lives in New York.

 

This exhibition has been organized together with the exhibitions Être en vie – le feu in Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and d5919bcc3aeeb621e64daf06b703c106  in Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart