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Alexandra ChauchereauBd Gouvion Saint-Cyr

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92 W x 73 H cm
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Acrylic painting
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92 W x 73 H cm
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This painting is part of a series based on archives and apartment plans. For this series "Plans" I hide with light tones. As if under a fluffy veil, more or less opaque, more or less perforated. The memory exists but it is nibbled by the limbo of oblivion. "Forgetting is nothing more than a palimpsest. Let an accident occur, and all the erasures live again in the spaces between the lines of the astonished memory" Victor Hugo, "Man who laughs", t.2, 1869, p.163.

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Alexandra Chauchereau
Confirmed artist
France

KAZoART artist since 2015

18 works sold

93 works

Memory has never ceased to be at the heart of Chauchereau’s work. Even in the "Paysages" series, especially the one on the silos of Le Loir et Cher, it is the memory of the men who had worked on this land that served as her inspiration.

A second axis of the artist’s research led her to question her own identity based on events she had experienced or heard. She asked questions such as: who are we to ourselves and who are we in the eyes of others? To illustrate this, as well as the dematerialisation of human relationships, the artist chose to make portraits by working from police records. She introduces words in apparent mismatch, questions the visible aspects – those we want to show but also the invisible – that which we hide voluntarily or involuntarily.

Her work therefore focuses on the question of memory, identity, and pretence. And then, in line with this same research, Chauchereau came across her paternal grandfather's war notebook. In 2018, this "Carnet de Guerre" series gave rise to three major personal exhibitions, with press, TV and radio coverage, in Boulogne Billancourt, Pont à Mousson and Le Mans. 

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