Anne Laure Sacriste
Shades of green

Thursday, June 27th 2024
6 – 8 pm

Twins, 2024, acrylic on two wooden panels, 50 x 36 cm (Sac 095)
Twins, 2024, acrylic on two wooden panels, 50 x 36 cm (Sac 095)

Dear friends of the gallery,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming exhibition Shades of green by Anne Laure Sacriste.

Her work is crossed by a Japanese concept ‘Kekkai no bi’ meaning ‘the treasure of the threshold’.
What treasure is Sacriste referring to? What threshold are we approaching?
Through a series of seven “Feuillage” paintings, we can assume that this is an intermediate space, invisible but real, between life and death, trying to highlight the tension in these paintings where, with the absence of the usual female bodies but with the inclusion of three ambivalent portraits of androgynous “Twins”, the overflow of desire is represented in the frenetic visual mesh of foliage, contrasts and flickers of indefinable elements, in a constant choreographed dichotomy between light and shadows defying oblivion. This attempt to synthesise poles that are in principle irreconcilable is embodied in porosity.

Sacriste has developed a body of work that reflects her knowledge of art history and its iconography, while exploring the properties of materials in order to develop a rich polysemous effect. Her attachment to painting and the decorative arts is evident in her work, which is intimately linked to space and architecture. She designs her exhibitions in close relation to the environment in which they are shown. Numerous trips to Kyoto in recent years have helped her to translate her vision into sophisticated arrangements displaying a minimalist Japanese aesthetic.

Anne Laure Sacriste was born in Paris in 1970. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (1996), the O.T.I.S. school in Los Angeles (1994), Parson School of Design in New York (1990), and the École d’Arts Appliqués Duperré, Paris (1989). Sacriste lives and works in Paris.

Sacriste has had several solo exhibitions, including “La Bataille de San Romano” as the guest of Reiko Setsuda at Hermès-Tokyo (2016), Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, France (2020), “Cosmophore” at the Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse (2020), “Wabi-Sabi (Part I)” at the Box, Marseille (2021) and “Wabi-Sabi (Part II)” at Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg (2021). Furthermore, the artist’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2023), Fondation Louis Vuitton (2018), Palais de Tokyo (2018), and Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild (2018), and FRAC Haute Normandie, Sottevilles lés Rouen (2015).

She recently presented “Dialogue inattendus Morisot Sacriste” Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (2023) and “Le Monde sans les Mots” curated by Alice Motard, at the CEAAC, Strasbourg (2023).

Shades of green is the artist’s third exhibition in our gallery and her first on the gallery’s upper floor.

Please contact us for further detailed information.
We look forward to your visit.