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"Traces: Cecile Tissot and Francois Lannes"
2006-05-29 until 2006-06-11
Paris, , FR France

Northend is putting together a show on the theme of TRACES. In a private home, which also functions as an exhibition and concert space in a popular part of Paris (the flea market), they are showing Cecile Tissot’s latest sculptures, as well as paintings by Francois Lannes from May 29 to June 11, 2006. The artists had a show together in London 5 years ago. Recently they realised they were working on the same theme, “traces”, so decided to show their work together again.

At the origin of Cécile Tissot’s work: deep, furtive, intense feelings sparked by objects, events, life or images... “Often it’s the little nothings, the appended, the unimportant, the support, which touch me”. Her sculptures attempt to be monuments to the near-nothing, the just-disappeared, the erased or the invisible.

Cécile’s most recent works tackle the feeling of presence through absence, the trace, the memory, the prints. “At the origin of this search, a chance meeting. An empty niche in a forest, which had lost what it was carrying, leaning forward, on its last leg, where the empty space seemed full of a distressing presence, gathered into a silent cry.” Since then Cécile has been exploring this theme, in nature, in traces and prints left behind by life, chance, in memories, in relationships... Absence-presence like a testimony, a balance in the way we exist, the will to leave a trace.

From her direct carvings emanate either a spontaneous energy that cuts away the space, or the strength and tranquility of patience and determination.

Cécile Tissot has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2004. View her work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/ceciletissot.

François Lannes travels from reality to unconsciousness. He engages the audience’s perception of the invisible by directing his work toward meditation and spontaneity. Verging on the irrational, forms become blurred while calling on the memory of our senses; the colors are tinted by the Souvenir, the lines become the writing and softly bring back the evolution of our history deeply hidden in all shapes (primary, animal, and vegetal).

It is strong and inspiring work to be seen in an original location.

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