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Ash Love

From Friday 1 March to Friday 31 May 2024


The work of Ash Love delves into the web of the narrative. The manner in which we weave it, structure it, allow it to deviate from its original trajectory. Using painting, drawing, writing, sculptural pieces and installations, Love intend to compose knitted narratives where the sense and nonsensical intertwine. By blending personal drawings with shapes taken from the internet, their work aims to be deciphered like a code. 
Textos, stairs, IUD, snakes and neotribal butterflies : each image participates in the elaboration of a lexicon. (S)he plays with normed aesthetics, with the use of rhinestones, glitter, and shapes such as the heart, to deconstruct what is commonly called ‘the girly’. The frame of recognizable spaces, such as the architecture of the phone screen, functions like receptacles on which the narration is elaborated.
Multiple alphabets, typographies and idioms, play an important role in the construction of the narrative (s)he tells. Ash Love aims to challenge definitions - closed spaces in which pieces of languages are stuck - to be opened and torn apart. It particularly focuses on the narratives that we, genderqueers and minorities, who identify outside the binary of gender, recount and tell.
Movement is a key component to their work, be it within the languages (s)he speaks or the geographical, emotional and political position Ash Love finds themself in. Love’s work perpetually questions the tools that enable to compose and decompose the real(s) and all the gaps of the narratives - open and potential - that are still to be written and told.

 

 

The artist residency programme is organised by the CAC - la synagogue de Delme in collaboration with the Lorraine Regional Natural Park and the village of Lindre-Basse.

  

Ash Love (1996) received a diploma in Visual Arts from HEAD Geneva, Switzerland (2021) and graduated from Bordeaux Montaigne University and Macquarie University, Sydney (2018). Their work has been shown at SAW, Sofia (2020); CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux (2021); Fabienne Lévy Gallery, Lausanne (2021); Prenzlauer Studio, Berlin (2021), Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen (2022); Rebonkers, Varna (2022); Continuum, Bordeaux (2022); 66e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge (2022); Forde, Geneva (2023) and will be shown next at Æther, Sofia (2023). Their work is part of the collections of CAPC (2022); Ville de Montrouge (2022) and Fond d’art cotemporain de la ville de Paris (2023).