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Anne Jallais

Numa Hambursin, exhibition curator "Turbulence, expandable scenes", April 2014

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Anne Jallais was born in 1958. After studying History of Arts in Paris and Montpellier, she enters into the ESBAMA (Montpellier fine arts high school) where she is influenced by the teaching of Patrick Saytour and Daniel Dezeuze. She obtains the National Higher Diploma in Plastic Arts in 1992 and begins a series of exhibitions in our region's emblematic venues, such as the Villa Saint-Clair in Sète and the Contemporary Arts Place in Sigean. Anne Jallais' work is an intrical part of the art landscape of Montpellier and is frequently showcased in various galleries.

Anne Jallais paintings distinguish themselves with a touch of evanescence, lightness and a quest of the impalpable or inexpressible - refusing to fall into simple sensuality or single explanation.
Few laced lines, similar to choreographed traces, together with sensual Drippings and a delicate union of faded pastels, are composed onto the background of canvas and paper – backgrounds, upholding and inducing an ephemeral athmosphere.
From Supports/Surfaces, she keeps the philosophy of minimal medium whilst departing from brutal expression – choosing a sometime contradictive harmony.

Anne Jallais' paintings often speak of territory, as suggested by the very titles of the series: Bends in 2010, Slips in 2010, Garden of Disorders in 2011, Collisions in 2011 or Free Zone in 2013.
The Dominique Bagouet Cultural Space decided to show the most recent and unreleased work of the artist, Turbulences, extendable landscapes. She writes of them: Just like the ocean movements, the gestures paint the turnarounds and the boundary forces following each other with softness and violence, in search of a lucid vision from the "top of the wave". My paintings architect themselves as territories subject to rebounds, overhangs and collisions. Mineral or metallic angers are followed by lighter breakaways; veils are lifted, breath is released. The canvasses full of frictions allude to Anne Jallais' taste for some of surrealism’s lessons.