Artist Statement 

 

One day a visitor at one of my exhibitions came up to me and said, “These are the vestiges of a pacifist civilization.” He hesitated, awaiting my approval or disagreement. I had never looked at things from that angle. In the end it is through the words of others that we really learn about ourselves.

 
Vestiges. Yes, my figures are memories or fragments of another age, bygone perhaps, though in reality an age that never existed. And pacifist, definitely. I am deeply and personally committed to the power of nonviolence. I grew up in a community devoted to the peaceful struggle for a fair and humane cause. All my life my upbringing has defined me, and I believe that now it’s my turn to fight for certain values. With sculpture. In silence and without shouting. Maybe I am drawing on the poetry and affection inherent in my work to remind people that humanity cannot survive without hope.
 
My current work focuses on the wounded body, though I find that the theme’s dramatic impact doesn’t go far enough. The wound is not enough. My wounded figures heal themselves. They harden themselves against the violence from the outside world. I want to believe that human beings can rise from the ashes. In creating these bodies that have a life of their own, I also take comfort in the idea of giving life to figures that will outlive us.
 
I remember the main character in Scorsese’s After Hours. In order to escape from an endless nightmare he is covered with plaster and then transformed into a sculpture. As if sculpture were the only way out. In my case, it is. Through sculpture I hint at what doesn’t always need to be said, expressed, or demanded. I try to communicate what is fundamental, the beauty of human nature, but without treating it as myth.
 
 
Agnès Baillon
Paris, April 22, 2011

 

 

 

   ··· 

 

Resume

 

 

Education

 

Diplômée des Beaux-Arts de Paris – Mention très bien, Atelier Crémonini.

 

 

 

Distinctions 

 

1999

Prix de sculpture Salon de Montrouge.

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2016


Macadam Gallery Bruxelles.

En duo avec Eric de Dormael à la Galerie Carole Decombe,Paris.(avril)

Slete Gallery,(Obsolete ) ,Los Angeles ,CA, USA

Juillet,le Bascou Galerie Paschos ,France

 

2015


Galerie Gilbert Dufois.(Senlis)

Galerie Felli, Paris.

 

2014

Galerie Le Soleil Sur La Place

 

2013

Galerie Felli Paris.

 

2012

Galerie Lefor Openo Paris

Espace Gainville Aulnay Sous Bois.

 

2011

Galerie Felli Paris.

Prom Galerie Munich, Allemagne.

Fort de Condé « Un peintre, un sculpteur ».

Galerie Le Soleil sur la Place, Lyon.

 

2010

Galerie Picot Leroy.Morgat.

Galerie Paschos.Grimaud village.

 

2009

Espace Claude Baillon Millau.

Galerie Grand Rue Poitier.

 

2008

Galerie soleil sur la Place Lyon.

Galerie Lefor Openo, Paris.

Galerie Nicolet, Coustellet.

 

2007

Galerie Seuren, Karlsruhe, Allemagne.

Galerie Septentrion, Marcq-en-Baroeul.

 

2006

Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY, USA.

Galerie Paschos, Grimaud village.

Galerie Richard Nicolet, Coustellet.

Galerie Lefor Openo, Paris.

Galerie A Contrario, Limoges

 

2005

Galerie Artesol, Soleure, Suisse.

 

2004

Obsolete Gallery, Venice, Californie, USA.

Le Carmel, Ville de Tarbes.

Galerie Le Soleil sur la Place, Lyon.

 

2003

Galerie Lefor Openo, Paris.

Galerie Ekfrasi, Athènes, Grèce.

 

2002

Galerie In der Feste, Dilsberg, Allemagne.

 

2001

« Portraits sensibles », Galerie Pierre et Marie Vitoux, Paris.

 

2000

Galerie Lefor Openo, Paris.

 

1999

Galerie A Contrario, Limoges.

 

199819961994

Galerie Pierre et Marie Vitoux, Paris.

 

 

Collections

 

Art up Macadam Gallery, Lille 2014.

Révélations 2013 Galerie Felli.

Chic Art Fair Galerie MH Gallery 2011.

Slick Art fair,Galerie Felli ,Paris 2010,Bruxelles 2013.

Art Elysées Galerie Lefor Openo 2009,2012.

Lille Art Fair Galerie Nicolet 2009, 2010.2012.

Art Paris Galerie Lefor Openo, 2000, 2003.

Art Karlsruhe Galerie Seuren, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.Galerie du fleuve 2009.

Siac Galerie Pierre et Vitoux, 1999.

S’tart Galerie Le Soleil sur la Place, 2004, 2007,2008,2010..Galerie Nicolet     2011.

Art Verona Galerie Entroterra, 2005, 2007.

Lineart Galerie Vitoux, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 – Galerie Paschos 2004 – Galerie 2006, 2007.

Art London Galerie du Fleuve Roy Sfeir, 2005.

Affordable Art Fair Londres Galerie du Fleuve Roy Sfeir, 2005, 2007 et NY 2008.Bruxelles Stand :Galerie Nicolet 2009,Stand: Macadam Gallery 2014.

Singapour Artered Gallery,2014.

Salon Jeune Peinture 1993, 1994.

Artevent Lille Galerie Lefor Openo, 2004.

Artelys Bourg en Bresse Galerie Soleil sur la Place, 2004, 2006, 2008,2010.

Salon de Mai 1997.

Salon de Montrouge 1999.

Salon de Marne la Vallée 1997, 1998.

Artenim Stand Couffignal. 2000, 2001.

Salon d’Angers 2002, 2006.

Salon de Vitry 1991.