About the work / Audrey Fondecave:
This work is more abstract than the last works I have done.
The works I am showing are visual, mental landscapes put on paper.
They are paintings made of pigments on Arche paper, reminiscent of one of my favorite
activities as a child. As a little girl, I would close my eyes and blink them so hard that
shapes, colours and shades of light would dance in front me.
I loved these shapes so much, I would keep on doing this, even if I was scared to harm
my eyes. It was like being on drugs, natural LSD.
I was amazed how abstraction can be born naturally in my mind, independently from
everything, expect from the surrounding light. Different from dreams that are charged
with connections to life, experiences and feelings.
These visual landscapes are purely organic, physiological abstraction.
I never thought I would be capable of drawing these landscapes, of transcribing them
into images. It took me so long to finally decide to put aside the figurative and narrative
world that I have been creating for so long. and try.
In this present work, the images I have produced are pure perception, free of any other
motivation than simply putting on paper the flow of images my mind produces.
I might conduct them, by closing my eyes, rubbing them, changing the light around me,
but I don't control them.
I also think my interest for pre-fabricated images has faded, I blame it on the visual
invasion that is my life everyday. But my love for stories and information hasn't
disappeared, it is just taking another path, separate from the images I make, standing by
themselves on white paper also, only in the shape of words.
I don't know yet if splitting these two sides of my work is a progression or a regression.
I might figure it out one day.