RESILIENT(S)

WINNING WORK OF THE SPRINGBOARD YOUNG CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS,
STUDIO CLUB, PARIS 2020

RESILIENT(S), recycled sculpture, brings together clothes and objects belonging to women of four generations of the same family. Linked to daily life, aesthetics, work, self and body image, professional context and leisure, seductive and intimate, these objects question the memories of women and their experiences in all their complexity. At the center of the work, the mantle poses a dancing gesture, a flight towards freedom of being. Respond to each other and guide their gaze through questions where everyone finds themselves, like an infinite puzzle.

« As with all my creations, the story of RESILIENT(S) begins with abandoned objects. The materials in this work tell of women who cannot express themselves through art, or on the contrary who assume this mode of expression. It is a tribute, beyond my personal history, to all the women who create in their own way, and whose clothing, their relationship to fashion, to their appearance, is both a game and an armor. Sometimes more an armor than a game. It can be the mirror of social conventions, unspoken, imposed necessities. During creation, stories were entrusted to me, from which the word RESILIENT(S) comes. It was these stories that led me to title the work like this. Resilient women, from body to clothing, through art and imagination. »
Alexia Traore

MATERIALS:
Coat (around 1965) Leather / wool
Shoes (around 1990) Leather
Fan: paper and wood
Acrylic paint
Miscellaneous recovery materials (empty acrylic paint bottles, metal caddy / light fixture, powder brush, handbag)
Collages: words taken from art / personal development magazines

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