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Agathe de Bailliencourt



21st March  2015- 11th April 2015

Hours: 12:00-19:00, closed Sunday, Monday

We are delighted to present the exhibition of the French artist Agathe de Bailliencourt, who has been continuously presenting her works at exhibitions in many countries and currently resides in Berlin. This will be the second time we have hosted her exhibition since 2009 at our gallery. She has also exhibited her works in a number of places in Japan, such as Roppongi Art night and No Man’s Land at the embassy of France, Tokyo, in 2009. 

Agathe de Bailliencourt works on canvas, paper, and directly onto space, architecture and nature with site-specific installations. Each medium mutually influences the others. The regular back-and-forth between the work in the studio and the outdoor installations helps her to change the perspective and develop the work further. 

 A characteristic feature of her drawings in this exhibition is that, they look like a simple landscapes constructed with lines in the first instance, however on looking more closely at the works, one notices that the image is created with words. In this series of works, the relationship between the meaning of drawing letters continuously and the image of landscapes constructed with the letters is one of the most interesting points. This takes the role of suggesting tangible emotions in the abstract expression. Agathe de Bailliencourt is interested in a “description” of a landscape rather than its representation. 

Agathe de Bailliencourt was invited to Kashima Beppu as an artist in Residence in November 2014. This project was supported by the embassy of France in Japan and her exhibition was held at the gallery of Institute Francais Kyushu last December. We will present her drawings made during the period of 2012 to 2014 including the works made during her stay in Oita as part of that residency.

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