Livre X / Potentilla recta L. (Potentille droite), 2022, in Herbarium Florum obsidionalium (2021-2023), 2022

by Sophie Zénon

Photography : acrylic, ink, book

30.5 x 41 cm 12 x 16.1 inch

$4,537
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About the artwork

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Unique work

Signature

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Authenticity

Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the artist

Invoice from the gallery


Medium

Photography: acrylic, ink, book

Dimensions cm inch

30.5 x 41 cm 12 x 16.1 inch Height x Width x Depth

Framing

Not framed


Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

Artist's book.

Single album composed of eight pages mounted four by four.

Open format: 41 x 62 cm. Closed format: 41 x 30.5 cm.

Mixed media:

Photograph printed on Japanese Awagami Kozo paper 30 gr. mounted on archive.

Interventions on original archives of “The War Album. 1914-1919" published in two volumes by “L'Illustration" (1923).

Acrylic. Chinese ink. Pigments. Wax.

Binding: linen, paper, cotton cord. Libellus workshop, Causse-et-Diège.

Notice, numbering and signature of the artist on the back cover.

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Sophie Zénon, Livre X / Potentilla recta L. (Potentille droite), 2022, in Herbarium Florum obsidionalium (2021-2023)

Sophie Zénon

France

Presentation

Artist photographer, Sophie Zénon first gained attention at the end of the 1990s for her delicate silver prints of landscapes made in Mongolia between 1996 and 2009, a country which fascinates her for the intimate relationship of its inhabitants to nature and to the spiritual forces that animate it. Marked by this experience as much in life as in art, Sophie Zénon today articulates her work around recurring themes – memory, history, loss, the passage of time – often evoked through the relationship of the body to the landscape .

Photographs, reactivated archives, artist's books, videos, installations, but also glass engravings, monotypes, woven and modeled stampings... Sophie Zénon's work unfolds in a polyphonic narration, revealing the important place accorded to the artist to experimentation, materiality and the hybridization of mediums sometimes carried out with the complicity of art artisans. From her practice are born organic, vibrant and poetic works, guided by the notions of fragility, impermanence and the breath of life, where "the present is a receptacle of time and accumulated stories (...) that she crystallizes through the trace, the metaphor and the marvelous, giving them a form that is renewed each time" (*).

At the same time, since the 2000s, she has been developing plastic research on gesture and know-how in artistic professions, with a questioning of the making of our heritage - whether intimate or collective - on its representation and its transmission, considering the gesture as a vector of social bond.

Sophie Zénon is represented by Galerie XII in Paris and Los Angeles.

(*) Christine Coste, Sophie Zénon, L'Œil, May 2023


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