Where Sky Meets Earth: Agathe Bailliencourt’s Soothing Meditations On The Horizon
“I like when things are open and not so categorized,” Agathe de Bailliencourt has said, referring to the way her paintings, drawings, and interventions blur the line between abstraction and representation, word and image, and nature and culture. Her paintings and drawings are delicate and often economical. Through a carefully placed brushstroke or stain of pigment, she often evokes the horizon or suggests the place where land edges into water. In addition, she may construct such natural features as hills and forests out of a pileup of scribbled words artfully composed against the blank ground of a sheet of paper. Fat, boldly colored stripes or great splotches of pigment characterize de Bailliencourt’s interventions into natural and urban places, which, like all of her work, invite viewers to slow down and consider the world surrounding them.
French, b. 1974, Paris, France, based in Berlin, Germany