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Marine Provost - Prospectives Part I⎪Online⎪30 July - 29 September 2020

We are pleased to welcome you on our viewing room.

Due to Covid-19, we want to share with you the solo exhibition of Marine Provost, which is currently at the gallery. 

Marine Provost

Autoportrait à la moto

80 x 107 cm (31,5 x 42,1 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020
 

Price upon request

The development of this exhibition took place during and unimaginable period, that of the lockdown due to Covid-19. During this time of withdrawal, an exchange was created between Marine Provost, Grégoire Prangé and Romaric Ledroit, in which they share their fears, their intimacies while evoking the work of Marine Provost.

Photo : Antigo Santa Paula Iate Clube: marco da chamada arquitetura brutalista

Photo : Louis Matray

"Figurative painting is a style that comes closest to abstract, minimal art in its scientific rigor. Indeed, as you say, Marine, in your intervention at the engineering school of Lyon, art and science have been linked for a long time. As you recall, artists have always been first and foremost scientists. The composition of a pictorial space or the desired complexion for a specific type of skin tone, for example, requires more mathematical and scientific mastery than the production of so many other types of work."

Romaric Ledroit, Extract from the exchange between Marine Provost, Grégoire Prangé and Romaric Ledroit, 17 April, 2020

Marine Provost

Autoportrait chez moi

108 x 159 cm (42,5 x 62,6 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020

Price upon request

"Thirty two years of believing that I am just a pure spirit have left their mark on my flesh. My body is failing from being neglected and sometimes mistreated by others. A double cervical herniated disc affecting the spinal cord produces paralytic episodes in case of stress or exhaustion. In these moments, when I wake up, only my eyes move. The rest of my structure is just a ghost. The body is a real subject, a burden in my life. At the same time, the first reality on which our thinking is based is our body. Mine is fragile and forces me to live in the moment."

Marine Provost, Extract from the exchange between Marine Provost, Grégoire Prangé and Romaric Ledroit, 18 April, 2020

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Marine Provost

Paysage à Nozay

130 x 193 cm (51,2 x 76 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020

 

Price upon request

Marine Provost

Sous-Bois

110 x 110 cm (43,3 x 43,3 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020

Price upon request

Marine Provost's artistic approach is inspired by the rural world and the mechanical universe. During her first artistic years, geometric abstraction served as a medium for her reflections. On the occasion of this solo show, Marine Provost presents new works around the theme of nature. If these last two artistic approaches may seem far removed from what Provost previously proposed, it is not indeed. Scientific rigor always exists in her latest creations and the influence of the rural world and the mechanical universe still felt. In addition, Sandra Doublet already revealed in the geometric works by Provost "a supplement of seduction, of physicality which she did not have until then.". This carnal, physical relationship is further liberated in the last works of Marine Provost.

Marine Provost

Château Irelandais

105 x 105 cm (41,3 x 41,3 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020
 

Price upon request

Marine Provost

Mimosa

105 x 120 cm (41,3 x 47,2 in)

Acrylic on canvas

2020

Price upon request

"I like the carnal relationship to painting that you describe, Marine. The captivating odors of turpentine of course, but I also imagine the pleasure of the body which is confronted with the screen-canvas, the plasticity of the material still pure potentiality, the light which comes to nestle in its hollows, the surface which dries and cracks."

Grégoire Prangé, Extract from the exchange between Marine Provost, Grégoire Prangé and Romaric Ledroit, 16 April, 2020

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Photo : Louis Matray

Photo : Louis Matray

Photo : View of the exhibition Côte à Côte, Face à Face, Dos à Dos, Florence Cocozza

Marine Provost

MF/FM, Resumption of the Massey Ferguson Manufacturer's logo outlined in neon

68 x 98 cm (26,8 x 38,6 in)

Neon

2018

Price upon request

"With MF/FM, Marine Provost humorously restores visibility to a multiplied, frozen logo that she will reify. Activist of the diverted form, it allows a simplified and enlarged geometric element to emerge, the neon cropped logo of Massey Ferguson, manufacturer of agricultural equipment. These four red triangles, point downward, set out to define signage, and become heraldry, in a tribute to François Morellet. A new coat of arms for abstraction, this work is a parasitic effect, a shift from the rural world to the artistic world, a presence more than an occupation of the premises, visible at night from outside the building."

Text by Sandra Doublet, Côte à Côte, Face à Face, Dos à Dos, Florence Cocozza, 2018

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Photo : Louis Matray

Marine Provost

Forêt de créatures

Variable sizes

Mixed Media

2019

Price upon request

"Today we are in reports of chaos, of apocalypse, these are terminologies that we often find in the media; and is to be oriented towards a neutral future, we are in movement, without any prospectives. The main thing is to imagine a future, because there is a future, whether dark or happy, whatever, there is a future. My project is to defend the idea of pre-nostalgia for the end of an era, the end of petroleum, it is a post-automobile era, my works evoke that, it is the world after, it is anticipating this nostalgia that I already have."

Marine Provost

Photo : Louis Matray

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