Julie Escoffier

France, ​1989.
L​ives and works between Tapachula (Mexico) and Lyon (France).

Julie Escoffier

Tend à se dire

2018
Diptych: Approx 38 x 122 x 3 cm
Ed. 1/5 + 1 A.P
Mixed media

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“Tend à se dire” (2016-2018): this plaster diptych depicts a conflict of matter product of the contact of a fresh plaster board prepared with a mixture of photographic chemicals and a dry plaster board. After separation, this gesture gives rise to a negative-positive couple whose forms induce the transfer relationship that one possesses with the other. The title in french is a play on word with the expression «Tant à se dire» (Too much to Say) that sounds exactly the same as «Tend à se dire» (Tending to Say) to poeticcally shift the meaning towards the idea of an oscillation between an attempt of a dialogue and its excess.

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Julie Escoffier

Tend à se dire

2018
Diptych: Approx 38 x 122 x 3 cm
Ed. 1/5 + 1 P.A.
Mixed media

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“Tend à se dire” (2016-2018): this plaster diptych depicts a conflict of matter product of the contact of a fresh plaster board prepared with a mixture of photographic chemicals and a dry plaster board. After separation, this gesture gives rise to a negative-positive couple whose forms induce the transfer relationship that one possesses with the other. The title in french is a play on word with the expression «Tant à se dire» (Too much to Say) that sounds exactly the same as «Tend à se dire» (Tending to Say) to poeticcally shift the meaning towards the idea of an oscillation between an attempt of a dialogue and its excess.

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5.00 m 3.00 m

Approximate view with unframed print. Ask for exact available dimensions

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Julie Escoffier

France, ​1989.
L​ives and works between Tapachula (Mexico) and Lyon (France).

Escoffier holds a BFA and MFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (2013). Recipient of the Fondation Kenza grant (France) she did a postgraduate residency in Mexico City at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura (La Esmeralda) in 2013-2014. During recent years her practice gained international attention with solo and collective shows at ​Galería NIXON, México 2016; Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago (2016), Museo Universitario del Chopo (2015); Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal (2014) y Le Magasin, Grenoble, Francia (2013). ​Material Art Fair, Mexico City (2016). In 2017 she did a residency at Casa Wabi (Mexico) and in 2015 in the ​Esmeralda (ENPEG), CNA, Mexico City. Her work is part of various private collection in Mexico, United States, France and Canada. ​Lately, Julie Escoffier started to collaborate with Alejandro Garcia Contreras in the management of the residency that he founded in 2015: Dedazo Art Residency (Chiapas, Mexico).

 

 

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Through sculpture and installation, Julie Escoffier questions the apparition and fabrication of the image through forms escaping the flatness of a traditional photography. The image is not printed on a 2D format but rather the photographic essence get to life in a 3D space.
Thanks to physical and chemicals processes as well as with the labor of the time, her works underline the very issues that define them; such as vulnerability, durability or disappearance. If photography could be understood as the evidence of a moment, Escoffier’s oeuvre purposes an experience of the metamorphosis of a latent image.
Questioning the characteristics of analog photography, Escoffier deploys the value of its inner “index” in a process balancing a natural and scrupulously built. For their evolutives conditions, her pieces generate the experience of the memory. The point doesn't close the sentence, the ephemeral is beauty.

“Tend à se dire” (2016-2018): this plaster diptych depicts a conflict of matter product of the contact of a fresh plaster board prepared with a mixture of photographic chemicals and a dry plaster board. After separation, this gesture gives rise to a negative-positive couple whose forms induce the transfer relationship that one possesses with the other. The title in french is a play on word with the expression «Tant à se dire» (Too much to Say) that sounds exactly the same as «Tend à se dire» (Tending to Say) to poeticcally shift the meaning towards the idea of an oscillation between an attempt of a dialogue and its excess.