Pierre Poumet, Bordeaux & A.Romy, Zurich, Geneva - Dialogue -

Lauren Coullard & Tatiana Defraine

The presentation features a series of small formats, new works made especially by Tatiana Defraine and Lauren Coullard. The works are displayed in-line close to one another. The display resonates like an anadipolosis, a rhetorical device involving the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The sequence of paintings becomes a poem or a lullaby where each work generates a certain rhythm, forming a new hybrid entity.

 

Lauren Coullard’s painting germinates and feeds itself into a systematic short circuit between abstraction and figuration, mythology and fiction. Coullard imposes confidently and proudly an anachronistic transfiguration of the present, allowing her characters – mostly female – to rise from her unstoppable desire to snatch light from the canvas.

  • – Fabio Santacroce

 

The artist works almost exclusively with painting. With a mixture of love, humour and cruelty, Tatiana Defraine’s paintings denounce the stereotypes conveyed by the contemporary phenomena of people and fashion. These paintings open wide our eyes to these glamorously images, presenting us with a funny, arrogant and uninhibited femininity.
– Deborah Bowmann

 

 

Lauren Coullard

Bleeding Rattle (2019)
Oil on canvas, 35 x 27 cm
Courtesy A.Romy

Lauren Coullard

Laughable (2013)
Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 cm
Courtesy A.Romy

Lauren Coullard

Schéhérazade (2014)
Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 54 cm
Courtesy A.Romy

Tatiana Defraine

Golden wheat (2021)
Oil pastel on canvas, 18 x 14 cm
Courtesy Pierre Poumet

Tatiana Defraine

Venus (2021)
Oil pastel on canvas, 15 x 10 cm
Courtesy Pierre Poumet

Tatiana Defraine

Up in the air (2021)
Oil pastel on canvas, 18 x 14 cm
Courtesy Pierre Poumet