Joséphine Kaeppelin At Gallery Eva Meyer In Paris
26 jan 2016 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Joséphine Kaeppelin participates in 'Double Jeu' a group exhibition at Gallery Eva Meyer in Paris.
La notion de double implique en elle-même un paradoxe : d’être à la fois elle-même et l’autre - Clément Rosset, Le réel et son double, Gallimard, 1976.
The works displayed in the exhibition open onto a multiplicity of level from repeated, splited or accumulated gestures. Several techniques, several objects, several images are placed next to each other simultaneously to coexist in a playful use of embedding, trompe-l’oeil or special effects.
The artist inserts maliciously doubt or disillusionment, it undermines the perception of the eye, he deceives the other untill deceiving himself; this approach giving rise inside the work to ambivalence and otherness of the artistic gesture itself. This is not a real position of the artist but a game based on visual or material codes of our daily life, to take us with irony into a critical or political universe. The work doesn’t rest on reality but on the illusion inherent to the apprehension of a formal, visual or conceptual duality.
On the occasion of the exhibition, Joséphine presents Untitled (2015), a series of drawings that offer a synthesis of the coexistence of two langages. Since 2007 using Microsoft Word to draw, the artist diverts the use of the word processor to try to emerge in the ‘standard’ an area of freedom and individuality. The machines (computer, software and printer) are becoming co-workers more than tools. The display fits with the idea of an office equipment with a Plexiglas support. However each drawing is a unique piece composed of superimposed printings of various elements: raster, gradation, charts, lines, … On two drawings, a line made by hand interrupts the coercive system of the software.
Artists: Stéphane Bérard, Werner Büttner, Michel de Broin, Juliette Goiffon & Charles Beauté, Josquin Gouilly Frossard, Séverine Hubard, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Matt Lipps
The exhibition will run until the 6th of February, 2016.
Joséphine Kaeppelin, Untitled, 2015, installation view. © Gallery Eva Meyer, Paris.
Joséphine Kaeppelin is a visual artist based in Brussels. She graduated from Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), Strasbourg (2011). In 2015, she was an artist-in-residence at RU Residency Unlimited, New York. Her work is featured in the collections of FRAC Alsace, FRAC Lorraine and FRAC PACA, France as well as in private collections in France, Germany, Belgium and in the USA. She has exhibited in solo and group shows including 'Imminent Landscape', Rooster Gallery (New York, 2015); 'Conversations sur l’invisible', Galerie Martine Aboucaya (Paris, 2015); 'Intertidal', curator MBDTCurators, Galerie Eva Meyer (Paris, 2015); 'This Page Intentionally Left Blank', Akbank Art Center (Istanbul, 2014); '[ _ ]', Espace international du CEAAC (Strasbourg, 2014); 'Something must happen.', Gallery Greusslich Contemporary (Berlin, 2014); 'screen/space', Gedok e.V. (Stuttgart, 2013); 'Project room n°11', CRAC Alsace (Altkirch, 2012).