Nous nous sommes connues à Brooklyn au début des années 2000 ; vie de bohème à Williamsburg, les lofts illégaux où nous y peignions des fresques en écoutant Bach comme Regina Spektor, les boyfriends américains sur leur skateboard que l’on ne garderait pas car Desplechin ou Brel , ils ne comprendraient jamais. Mais on se sentait libre de jouer , dans un Brooklyn en pleine mutation. Tu étais la plus artistique de nous deux, tu es née artiste, j ‘ai du apprendre à le devenir et tu m’ as énormément inspirée. Malgré toutes les vies que nous avons eues depuis, nous sommes aujourd’hui si proches et je voulais partager ici tes dernières oeuvres qui me touchent par leur présence et féminité.
Jenny vit dans sa maison à Lyon avec ses deux garçons et a repris la peinture depuis deux ans. Elle vient également de lancer sa plateforme “Comptoir de femmes” sur instagram afin de partager nos histoires… de femme . Inventer et se réinventer sans cesse.
Créer tout simplement, afin de rester vivante.2+2+
“if he could think, the heart would stop” Fernando Pessoa
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“… And with dream awakened eyes she saw all the beauty around her, saw the sea, felt the sun, and knew she had to vanish for a while from the human surface and make every sacrifice in order to create her world anew out of the depths.” epilogue of Life? or Theater?
Charlotte Salomon was 26 years old and 5 months pregnant when she was transported to Auschwitz in October 1943 and gassed the same day. She left behind her an exceptional body of work Life? or Theater? she painted in less than 2 years while leaving in exile in South of France.
In 1943, as the Nazis intensified their search for Jews living in the South of France, she handed the work to a trusted friend with the words, “Keep this safe, it is my whole life.”
Charlotte was a genius, a poet, a visionary, a broken soul.
It is insane how modern she was, how she added texts, captions, and overlays into her paintings… Life ? or Theater? is a total work of art…
Her life a tragedy , beautifully written in David Foenkinos “Charlotte”0
Winter 2015, new york covered with snow reminds me of Vilhelm Hammershøi’s paintings. Infinite shades of white and greys, muted tones, slight tension and mystery in the air, a little sadness melancholia.3+
beautiful images… i fell in love with them
photography : Benjamin Henon . www.benjaminhenon.com
…then at one point i did not need to translate the notes; they want directly to my hands…
Francesca Woodman. 1958-1981
once you look at her photographs, you will never forget them. She was only 22 when she commited suicide and she brought so much to photography at such a young age. It is incredible to imagine she produced that level of work in her teenager years. today i see her influence everywhere.1+
Oh i wish i had been taught design, type and photography in the 50s in Berlin by genius Heinz Hajek-Halke. (1898-1983). He was a surrealist, an artist, an anarchist, a visionary. He spent his career experimenting, concentrating almost from the start on montage techniques. I am focusing below on some of the photographic montages and i find each of them fascinating, i see street art, type experiments, graphic design, fashion, humor and…poetry. As an art director, if i had to keep one book on my desk, it would be the complete work by HHH.1+
this sentence is from Samuel Beckett’s play “waiting for Godot”. If the air could talk, i think it would scream. I wanted my blog to be loudly quiet, hence the name :”the screams of the air”.0