The gallery is pleased to present Anne Gaiss’ show, Splendor Solis, the first collaboration between the gallery and the artist.
Between macrocosm and microcosm, Anne Gaiss’ world draws from the sources of the invisible. Whether dealing with the internal structure of the material as revealed by science, or celestial matter lost at the confines of space, her quest is always for the mystery of its paths toward our consciousness. The artist becomes a Shaman, a conduit, the one who brings about a way to “see through” or “see beyond” our reality. Inspired by the writings of alchemists, she recreates a world. From a unity transformed into duality and further fragmented under the blade of the scalpel, from darkness to light, she plays, transforms, operates a metamorphosis and transmutes the visible to bring forth its quintessence. According to the alchemist Martin Rulland, “Imagination is the star, the celestial or supracelestial body within man.”
Ethereal, subtle, the spirit takes form, the form becomes matter, matter becomes consciousness. For the alchemist, metal has a soul; that is what the artist reveals in those papers. Their surface, covered with silver or copper, becomes a mirror of the soul, while chasings and scores take us to the back of the mirror. “Know yourself and you will know the universe” was the maxim of the temple of Delphi.
Beyond the exploration of the nature of matter, the artist as alchemist offers a way to project, as Jung suggested, the unconscious into the darkness of matter in order to illuminate it.
Deconstructing emptiness to reconstruct form. The skin finely lifted and punctured reveals a world of emotions and sensations, bringing forth from the void a “sculpture of the living” – a luxurious, swaying, vibrating, luminous creation. The vibration of the scalpel, from which the form originates, and the light playing on the metal become the source of the anima mundi.
Anne Gaiss was born in 1976.
She lives and works in Paris, France.
Born in 1976, in Nantes, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France.
2018 Spendor solis, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
2016 La matière et l’espace, Galerie Caroline Tresca, Paris, France
2014 Destins croisés, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France
Mues et merveilles, SEL, Sèvres, France
Incarnation, Maison Laffitte, France
2013 Metamorphosis, Galerie Brumaire, Paris, France
Constellations organiques, Galerie Dom-Art, Dax, France
2012 Jardins de Paradis, Galerie FAE l’Atelier, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
GROUP SHOWS (Selection)
2018 Drawing Now
2017 Rétrospective petits formats, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France
Traits d’union, Galerie Dom-Art, Dax, France
Art Hors Normes, Lanxi Gallery, Shangaï, Chine
Galerie Gaïa, Nantes
Rencontres, Continental Art Gallery, Beaulieu/mer, France
2015 X, Diplômés du mastère Création et Technologies Contemporaine de les ateliers, Paris, France
2014 Dess(e)ins, Galerie Brumaire, commission Coline Poverel, Paris, France
2013 Biennale hors les normes, Lyon, France
Chimères, Galerie Brumaire, commission Coline Poverel, Paris, France
Vous avez dit végétal ?, SEL Sèvres, France
2012 L’art au carré, Galerie Albane, Nantes, France
Le 109, Pulls’art, Le Mans, France
MAC Paris, France
2011 Le 109, Galerie Carte Blanche, Le Mans, France
Vanités, Biennale d’Issy les Moulineaux, France
MAC Paris, France
2016 Formation of therapist art, INECAT, Paris
2014 Master’s degree Création et Technologies Contemporaines, ENSCI les ateliers, Paris, France
2004 Competitive entrance examination and formation for auction provided from the Conseil des ventes
volontaires aux enchères publiques
2002 Preparative year for the competition of heritage officer specialisation archeology prehistoric
2001 DEA of Eastern archeology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études under the supervision of Jean-
2000 Private law degree mention Carrières Judiciaires et Sciences Criminelles, Sorbonne University, Paris
Bachelor’s degree , specialized in eastern archeology, Indian and Southeast Asia arts, École du Louvre
2013 Prize of SEL during the exhibition « Vous avez dit végétal ? »
2011 Prize of the Biennale of Issy les Moulineaux, France
COLLECTIONS ET FOUNDS
2017 Fonds de France, president Claudel, Paris, France
2014 Ville de Maison Laffitte
Collection of the Galerie du Haut pavé
2011 Ville d’Issy les Moulineaux
MEDIA / PRESS / CATALOGUE
2014 Artension, Marion Kling
Miroir de l’art spécial dessin n°52, Ludovic Duhamel
2012 Azart, magazine cover
2015 Le contre annuaire n°2
2017 Retrospective catalogue of 10 years of personal exhibitions at the Galerie du Haut Pavé