Reworking, are the central themes of the work of this artist from Marseille, who has been experimenting with different media since her initial studies in illustration at the Erg school in Brussels and then painting studies at La Cambre.
From engraving to video, from paper to canvas, from wood to metal, Maëlle Maisonneuve, born in 1988, (re)collects, paints and draws and then destroys her pieces so she can reconstruct them.
Having survived her workshop at the B.A.D (Belgian Artist District) where she left last year to earn a living as a resident artist, notably in India as part of the ‘Programme of Exchange in Culture and Art of Himalayas (PECAH); her paintings reveal their undersides here. Tetris 2, un vrai mensonge is made up of interchangeable panels and various small objects from the artist’s personal collection.
Constantly changing in relation to the space it occupies, this work has its basis in a curatorial presentation from Les Interstices cycle (in the context of the CARE Executive Master’s in exhibiting practice organised by the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Brussels, in collaboration with the CENTRALE). It can only be seen in the window at rue Sainte-Catherine 13.
“At night time, the work looks different, and between the frames the artist promises her love to all pretenders, to all promises in vain that surround us, just before leaving at the end of September to be a resident artist in Iceland, this time with Listhús at the Skammdegi festival.” – Maëlle Delaplanche.
© Maëlle MAISONNEUVE