Sylvie Fanchon

Galerie Bernard Jordan

For Sylvie Fanchon, painting comes after: after photography, after film, after television, after video—all these mediations between man and reality with which she weaves a tense dialogue. To technical means, she prefers the hand—its imperfections, which she accepts but does not particularly seek out, as well as its availability; to the dematerialization of the world that these visual means effect, she contrasts the physical contact of painting; to their instantaneity, she responds with slow, careful, layered craft. Faced with the proliferation and inflation of images, she opts for a radical economy of means: These modestly scaled works bear no titles, and there are never more than two colors per canvas, always brought together in strong contrast (pink and yellow, black and white); single, simple forms are painted with minimal material effects, lending the whole a self-contained flatness.

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