Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

“Images cannot be measured. And even when they speak of space, they change in size. The slightest value extends, heightens, or multiplies them. Either the dreamer becomes the being of his image, absorbing all its space or he confines himself in a miniature version of his images. What metaphysicians call our being-in-the-world should be determined as regards each image, lest, occasionally, we find nothing but a miniature of being.1”

My work explores notions of form, the body, space and metamorphosis. Inspired by science, philosophy and poetry, it focuses on the relationship between shapes and their transformations. My perceptional framework considers reality through a network of shapes. The construction and the meeting of forms create a subjective language in which each one defines an expanse or a landscape. Possibilities in space and the possibilities of space - shapes and images serve as a platform for creation and metamorphosis where transformation produce relationships that are then undone. Forms-to-be multiply like a “kind of fissure, through which crowds of images aspiring to birth may be introduced into some indefinite realm - a realm which is neither that of physical extent nor that of pure thought.2” 

1 Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, 1957.

2 Henri Focillon, The Life of Forms in Art, 1934.

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All work by Anne-Sophie

Anne-Sophie Coiffet
2017, 37 x 29 cm, oil stick on papers
Anne-Sophie Coiffet
2016, 15 x 20 cm, Rotring on paper
Anne-Sophie Coiffet
2015, 61 x 48 cm, markers on paper
Anne-Sophie Coiffet
2014, 70 x 50 cm, digital collage