Résidence Artistique, KdMoFA, Taipei, Taiwan.
Kuandu Museum of fine Arts. Taipei National University of the Arts. Taipei. Taiwan
Exposition du 17/10/2016 au 10/11/2016
Béatrice Bescond was born in 1956 in Brest, in Brittany, in the west of France. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 1985 and from Paris VIII University (with a Masters in Theory and practice in contemporary art). She has presented her works in many exhibitions, whether alone or collectively, in France and abroad.
Her work could be said at first to be figurative as it reveals a dream world where angels and mythological figures mingle. However the artists interests lie elsewhere. Indeed, while she finds inspiring sources in the History of painting, in an archetypal memorial fund, it is to question and to topicalize them in original and enigmatic ways. Nevertheless, she reaches the very limits of abstraction and explores their many resources. The task of recognizing the fantastic bestiary, landscape, architecture and hieroglyphic writing is always deferred. The painting resists being grasped because of the extreme fragmentation of the pictorial surface which plunges the viewer into a flow of particles endlessly animated by a Brownian motion. The figures multiply as they are deconstructed, and blend in an original magma, or emerge and crystallize. The viewer’s gaze, which is thus trapped in the vibrancy of the graphic texture, moves around the dynamic space of the painting exploring the meanders of labyrinthine networks.
The exceptional presence of Beatrice Bescond’s painting is also due to the use of color, paradoxically both fugitive and intense. Thanks to optical synthesis, each stroke or color sign participates in a whole to give out suffused light. The resulting psycho-phenomenological perceptual experience the viewer has is thus unique. (Traduction: Shirley Bricout. Oct 2016)