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