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Focus On

13.12.2018 - 09H44 by La peau de l’ours


 “Sermer” is a proposition of two artists’ works, visual artist Cadine Navarro and textile artist Elise PéroiAn interlacing of visual constructions, an endless game of trial and error, question and response. An allegory of nature to which the two artists pay tribute with unfailing determination.

Elise Péroi

Elise Péroi (1990) is a French artist who lives and works in Brussels. She softly weaves the sensitive substances of the world trough spaces where she installs her works.

Her works are like paintings and weaved walls that mix two worlds out of which emerges a vibrating effect obtained by the mix of hand-painted silk, materials and natural fibers, and by drawing on the strong link between weaving and architecture.

Her work moves towards the creation of moving structure which allow to obtain space in the textile but also another way of looking by playing on transparence and shadow.

Elise Péroi softly weaves the sensitive substances of the world

Elise Péroi
Elise Péroi

The artist questions the status of the weaved artwork and revisit the weaving machine as supporting structure. Elise Péroi creates installations that switch between plenty and emptiness. She gets closer to the textile material by looking at it like a living entity she can interact with. These interactions often become rituals where feelings and knowledge emerge, that the artist conveys with poetry in her creations and installations at the crossroad of disciplines.

Cadine Navarro & Elise Péroi

“Plant seeds” – perhaps the most valuable and precious materials to be found on planet earth – has since entered Navarro’s engaged art practice,” remarks curator Roel Arkesteijn.

Indeed, this golden monochrome series stores a diversity of precious paleo seeds that are waiting patiently and safely between the fibers of natural paper and gold leaf.

In crisis, the painting may be planted! With proper care and attention, the monochrome will produce a square of essential crops that ultimately push through the surface of the gold leaf. The result is an on-going process of growth from perennial plants of diverse colors and sizes each with the potential to nourish the soil and feed the bees.

With proper care and attention, the monochrome will produce a square of essential crops

French-American, born and raised in Japan, the core of Cadine’s work questions through various means the ways we continually adapt and re-define ourselves within the perpetual present. Exploring the language and form that embody modern boundary practices, Navarro often uses her own story as a platform for collaborative work. Recently, ecological transformations have become a driving force in her artistic practice.