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2022Francoise Petrovitch - Philatelic Document - Collectibles

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  • 12.09.2022
  • Francoise Petrovitch
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About Francoise Petrovitch - Philatelic Document

"There is an urgency of the line in the work of Françoise Pétrovitch, an urgency that speaks to the world. Her work is abundant, protean, it is embodied in painting as well as sculpture, engraving, video or dance. , but the drawing always serves as a line of force there. It guides the composition, the voids and the solids, it introduces the moment when one realizes that one has left figuration to enter into color, into abstraction.

The world of Françoise Pétrovitch is intimate, ambiguous, sometimes disturbing. It is crossed by imaginaries that repeat themselves like obsessions, animals, children, characters from tales, Peau d'âne, the ogre, Saint Sebastian. The artist invokes the "line-patterns" that she uses to navigate between interiority and exteriority: the hands, the eyes closed (or masked or lowered), the figures stretched out on the ground, which, too, return and follow one another until (con)fusion: from human to animal, from childhood to adulthood, from presence to absence. In the doublings that take place, we feel the echo of the being that slides, its fluidity. We also feel the dialogue that Françoise Pétrovitch maintains with those who, like her, have felt the urgency of expressing the world, from prehistoric painters to Nancy Spero, from Matisse to Marguerite Duras, from the masters of still life to Louise Bourgeois.

As for the stories deployed in his work, they never close, on the contrary they open up, they allow dreams, fragments, appearances and disappearances to penetrate. We are always on the edge of a precipice, in a world where women, nature, childhood, the fragile, everything is subject to violence that passes like a great wind. And in the painting she composed for the stamp, we see a young boy and a lizard and, through them, the big and the small, the self and the other. There, the dialogue is a silence.

Antoine Vine