Exhibition painting and ceramic by Valerie Raymond - Stempowska,

23/11/2021 to 05/12/2021

By resorting to indecipherable texts or fragments of poems by Rimbaud or Henri Michaux, Valérie Raymond - Stempowska disturbs our sense of scripture. It is inspired by a rhythmic writing, of school notebooks or diaries of yesteryear, a sort of distant music that cradles the eye and soothes the mind. She thus opens the way to a painting where the graphic gesture suggests buried emotions. This questioning of signs, at the very origin of all written language, is an approach that is part of this artist both on ceramics and on canvas, as if Valérie Raymond - Stempowska were both to approach the painter, of the potter, and of the writer. With on one side cups or vases scratched with calligrams evoking a mysterious message and on the other side paintings invaded by alphabetic characters written like a dark and secret page, the artist offers an extreme vision of reading as a hermeneutic of the imaginary. Text by Jean Marie Marquis curator of the Carouge Museum in Geneva.

 

The artist's words: Born in Limoges, in the city of porcelain, since childhood I have been attracted by the immaculate side of this land, a blank page offered for writing, ceramic and painting. Passionate about poetry and literature, clinging to any medium allowing the calligraphic gesture, I exhibited in China, Japan, Lebanon in those countries where writing is above all linked to the sacred. In Europe, country of Cartesianism, the message is harder to pass. I am told ceramic or painting? I answer, two sides of the same mountain. Initiated to painting by Yvonne Cheffer Delouis, great-niece of Rodin, whose small massages where you could still see the powerful trace of her fingers, fascinated me. I teach ceramics and painting, and transmission is important to me. Palimpsest, wear, disappearance, engraving, are the marks of our presence on earth. 0n tell me explain your painting to us? I answer: "it has to flare up, that's all" said Aurélie Nemour. Valérie Raymond - Stempowska is a graduate of the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts.

Valerie Raymond - Stempowska
Valerie Raymond - Stempowska

Acrylic on canvas, 60 * 73 cm

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Valerie Raymond - Stempowska
Valerie Raymond - Stempowska

Acrylic and on canvas, 60 * 80 cm

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Valerie Raymond - Stempowska, cadmium2
Valerie Raymond - Stempowska, cadmium2

Acrylic and on canvas, 115 * 160 cm

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Valerie Raymond - Stempowska
Valerie Raymond - Stempowska

Acrylic on canvas, 60 * 73 cm

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