Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010

 

In the winter of 2010, Anne-Lise Coste wanted to recover the experience of confinement she’d had as a teenager when she underwent clinical treatment that hospitalised her several times. Evoking the five years the illness lasted, she confined herself for five days. The result was a series of drawings with a strong poetic but also obsessive character, with recurring images such as the house, bed, bedroom, figure of the cross and the architecture of the building. With a line typical of the immediacy of graphite, her confinement diary displays emotion as well as irony and rebellion. What would be the images of our confinement?

Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Anne-Lise Coste "There", 2010
Gold does not take on any dirt. And gold, just are diamonds, is an exalted material. It possesses such a degree of abstraction that it encounters you –if you use it artistically– on an already exalted level.
James Lee Byars