JULIE LE GUERN
When the matriarchal inheritance is misty and the roots are scattered, the empty spaces must be filled. The quest for knowledge turns into an obsession, but the answers are untraceable. So we rummage in, and… nothing. So we keep on rummaging in, and… we invent.
Bitten copper, 40 x 60cm
We regain control over the legends to make them true, in order to turn a personal experience into a questioning towards the whole world and to feel less lonely.
We look for an unusual fiction within the rite.
We long for knowledge so that we do not stay in the dark.
From universal nothingness to tiny family secret: the image – i.e. the symbol – fulfills, searches, and reconstructs, in order to bring some meaning to the emptiness.
CRATÈRE DE VENUS
Etching, 80 x 120 cm, 3ex.
Ceramics, lead, copper, resin, pine, stitched baize with gold leaf
80 x 15 cm
« It is such pleasure to tell troubles from the past »
Yiddish proverb, quoted by Primo Levi, in The Periodic table, 1975
Etching, plastic flakes, 80 x 120cm
Alchemy, cult, freemasonry, science, religion…
what is the link? It is the symbol, as it is language, and as it forms an image.
Gold is a human quest and gold is an alchemist quest. But gold is also a metaphor for wisdom. Copper is associated with Venus and with femininity. With shifting from gold to copper, the femininity issue is being fully rephrased. Then, we rummage in again…
236 x 25cm, 198 x 25cm, 178 x 25cm, 135 x 25cm, 1500€
Colored pencil, copper frame
40 x 60cm