Exhibition TextImages

Hands touching
2019
Gouache on paper
72.5 x 59 cm

 

Sea change
2019
Gouache on paper
173.5 x 103.5 cm

 

 

 

J. sitting in chair
2018
chair
46 x 47 x 46

 

A to B & M
2019
Gouache on paper
62.5 x 47.5 cm

 

 

 

M. leaning on chair
2018
chair, turning opercula
46 x 47 x 46 cm

 

M. leaning on chair (detail)
2018

 

 

 

Pineapple bag, smiling
2019
Gouache on paper
125 x 107 cm

 

The need to act
2019
Gouache on paper
65 x 54 cm

 

Newborn everyday
2019
Gouache on paper
68 x 53 cm

 

 

 

A sleeping on my lap
2019
Gouache on paper
65 x 50,5 cm

 

With language (we can ask)
2019
Gouache on paper
125 x 107 cm

 

Line, lines layering – A threat of transition
2019
Gouache on paper
75 x 60 cm

 

At once – headrush
2019
Gouache on paper
103 x 84 cm

 

 

 

You begin
2019
C-print (framed)
74.5 x 60.5 cm

 

M. leaning on chair, J. sitting on chair

A to B & M

With language (we can ask)

Pineapple bag, smiling

Line, lines, layering – A threat of transition

Hands touching

At once – headrush

A sleeping on my lap

Sea-change

The need to act

Newborn everyday

 

Peggy Franck continues to be fascinated with the simplicity and gesture of the brushstroke. Something that’s almost nothing, no representation, no metaphor, just paint shaped by the artist movement. She has reiterated this gesture over and over in her work, from big walls, to small paper sheets. In her new series on paper her signature brushstrokes have gone through a process of softening: they become more fluid, light, evanescent.

Franck’s wet on wet paintings respond to her own reflections upon the fragility of existence and the inevitable circle of life we are all subject to. There is an element of unpredictability in this technique – the paint continues to expand after the brush has lifted – the soft, skin-like texture of the pigmented paper becomes an organic membrane. This unpredictability has always been part of Franck’s practice, a fascination for the unexpected event, the found object or the light getting into the cassette of the sheet-film. The artist moves in a liminal space, balancing between what she can and cannot control, between the inner world and the life outside.