Glazed ceramic, glass, pencil and watercolor on paper
7.9 x 13.4 x .4 in
French artist Aurélie Salavert conveys her thoughts, feelings, and memories into pictures that feel as if they were buried in our own subconscious. Her watercolors, gouaches and drawings speak to all of us in a childlike clarity, the kind of clarity a person can only experience in dreams. Salavert’s images are understandable, but their meaning remains open. As Stéphane Calais, states in the text for the exhibition Une expédition at the Fondation Ricard, Paris, “She is looking for something, at times she finds something, and when she doesn’t, we’re happy being lost with her.” For this exhibition, the artist is sharing a unique work that stands apart but feels connected. The untitled glazed ceramic portrait of a dog named Fish houses his two most important memories: a walk down the street and the contentment of home. We don’t know if Fish is real or imagined, but our emotional response to the work is.
Aurélie Salavert, lives and works in Brussels. She graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille in 1990. In 1992, she received a grant from the DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur – Ministry of Culture. She has had solo exhibitions at Alice Mogabgab, Brussels; the Galerie Athanor in Marseille, as well as The Calvet Museum in Avignon. In 2008, she began her collaboration with the Galerie Aliceday from Brussels. She is included in the collections of the Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain (Paris) and The Fond National d’Art Contemporain (France) and in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States.