CLOTILDE ANCARANI

(Born 1965)

WORKS

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in Chicago – USA –1965

Italian , lives and works in  Bruxelles.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Fondation Peugeot- Paris ,France

Galerie Jal -  Les Portes en Ré ,France

 

2014

Galerie Jal – Les Portes en Ré , France

Spot u art -  Bruxelles, Belgium

 

2013

Galerie Rive Gauche –Namur , Belgium

Galerie François Giraudeau -  Ile de Ré, France

 

2012

Galerie Claudine Legrand – Paris , France

Lille ART Fair- Lille ,France

 

2011

Galerie Fred Lanzenberg –Bruxelles , Belgique

Espace Point Barre – Lille  , France

Galerie Rive Gauche - Namur ,Belgium

Galerie Astrée - Nantes, France

 

2010

Banque Delen – Antwerpen, Belgium

Galerie François Giraudeau- Ile de Ré, France

Northcote Gallery-London, UK

 

2009

Galerie Alice Mogabgab- Beyrouth, Libanon

Château des Terrasses- Cap d’Ail, Monaco

 

2008

Galerie Claudine Legrand – Paris, France

Galerie Pascal Janssens - Gand, Belgium

Galerie Fred Lanzenberg- Brussels, Belgium

Northcote Gallery- London , UK

 

2007

Foire Internationale :Les Elysées de l’Art , Galerie Fred Lanzenberg - Paris, France

MDZ Art Gallery- Le Zoute, Belgium

Galerie Alice Mogabgab - Beyrouth, Libanon

Musée Ianchelevici - La Louvière, Belgium

Domaine du Canalet - Lodève, France

Galerie Contrast - Tilburg, The Nederlands

 

2006

Espace Point Barre - Lille, France

 

2005

Galerie Fred Lanzenberg – Brussels, Belgium

Kunsthuis Clairmarais – Turnhout, Belgium

 

2004

Mason Murer Fine Art - Atlanta, USA

Musée de la Faïence de la manufacture Royal Boch - La Louvière, Belgium

 

2003

Galerie sans nom – Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Faider – Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

Clotilde Ancarani sublimely orchestrates the contradictions that give substance to true things. Caught up in the frenzy of her life as woman, artist and mother, eager both to give and to receive, she reminds me of something Virginia Wolf wrote in an odd story called “A room of one’s own”. In it, she recognized the need that, at times, urges women to lie and cheat with space and time so as to protect the slow pace of generating a work of art, by secluding themselves from others, husbands and children for one.

Clotilde says: “I play a game of impressions and camouflage. I am in it, behind it, in every fold of it. I put this fragile barrier between all intruders and myself. I take part in the masquerade. Yet I see no faking…”

 

And then one takes a look, and surrenders to the fascination of her universe, fragile and powerful at the same time: impatient gestures matched by chiselled perfection, unrestrained matter pierced by sparks of light, huge paintings and tiny sculptures alongside large sculptures, bursting and overwhelming tenderness. In this swirl of fans, feathers, armours and caresses, one is swept away by a genuineness whose elegance can barely dissimulate its searing intensity. Splashes and abrupt ruptures confirm this. One thinks of a barricade, a dissolution, a struggle against blindness, a subtle experimenting of symbols.

 

No doubt Clotilde Ancarani has not yet completed the process of recognizing her own talent. And so she works, explores, grinds, scrapes, glues, weaves and gathers the heterogeneous fragments of her universe, of her own room. In it, doors and windows are open, wide, full of light. One enters and looks on and on and on.

 

Diane Hennebert

 

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