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Cédrix Crespel

07.02 – 08.03.2015

During his residencies at Jardin Rouge, Cédrix Crespel questioned contemporary oriental femininity, its paradoxes and ambiguities. “Ainsi-soient-elles” reveals a melody of love between the East and the West.

Cédrix Crespel’s painting translates the idea of absolute femininity through a masculine imagination, betraying what determines a woman’s relationship to her body and her femininity. The artist insists on looks, objects and adornments, taking up some clichés. The large, sharp, colourful, vivid and delineated surfaces of colour are in a way the visual translation of the artist’s personality.

« Ainsi-soient-elles » is a sensual odyssey. The artist portrays independent and passionate women who play with the roles that society wants to give them, shaking up the unspoken and the forbidden.

Jardin Rouge Residency – Salle des Casques – From 07 february to 08 march 2015