For this second opus at under construction gallery, Sandrine Rondard has chosen to focus on the Animal. Magical, fantasized or real, it is unfortunately fading from our urban environments. It is more easily reified, totemised, highlighted in beautiful aquariums and museum scenographies.
This is likely to increase with this sixth mass extinction announced ... "Birds are disappearing from the French countryside at a vertiginous speed." This sad news comes from the latest study of the CNRS and the Museum of Natural History, this latest institution having precisely drawn up a red list of 135 species of breeding birds in France, endangered or vulnerable in 2016.
Sandrine Rondard reacted to this sad inventory by making a large diptych bringing together these endangered species hoping that it does not join, one day, like a diorama, the floor of the disappeared animals of the gallery of Evolution.
A painting to "amaze" thanks to the beauty of these 135 species, but also a painting to "impress" when in front of the number of birds represented. Like always in her work ambivalence reigns, the beautiful and the disquieting coexist.
But fortunately, a sign of hope, in her compositions the shaman’s children guard ...