Claire Le Pape's research is all about perception: wether material – color, space, elements – or immaterial – bodily feelings, subtle energies, invisible world.

 

Gesture, rituals and time inform her practice,  shifting between one-shot traces, primitive gesture, and the need for long duration commitment and obsessive repetition. Her aesthetics choices are radically abstract and often include mathematics principles, like arithmetic sequencies.

The artist re-purposes the textile medium through a minimalistic approach, associated with drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. From intimate miniatures to wide scale projects, the viewer is invited to perform his own dreamy visions, beyond the intimate matters that are at stake.

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la main - le geste - le fil - la surface - la peau - la chair - la blessure - la fissure - la fente - la lumière - la couleur - la douleur - la limite - le dedans et le dehors - le contour - le flou - le fou - la suture - l'interface - la dissolution - l'informe et l'exforme - la fluidité - le liquide - l'eau - la mer - la rivière - la vague - le vague - la diffraction - la forme - la transparence - la translucidité - la lucidité - le canal - le médium - l'imperceptible - l'interstice - l'inframince - l'indicible - l'innommable - le verbe - la parole - le langage - l'implicite - le symbole - le sens - le silence - le lien - le tissage - le bricolage - le rebut - le rébus - l'irisé - l'illumination - la révélation - l'impression - la perception - la sensation - la connaissance