valérie collart

Series of four animated images, collaboration with Mekki Sebastian Brink.

As the light fades out, the shadows appear
Series of seven photographs
C-Print on Hahnemühle paper, 60X80 cm (each)

C-print, 160X113 cm


My work is principally based in sculpture and photography. I experiment within the limits of the mediums to reflect on their permeability. Or to define it more precisely, I am working in a place where flatness, illusion and surfaces are at stake.

The experimental nature of my studio work takes centre stage. I have a straightforward approach towards my work in which attempt and error are more important than the desire of a clean and polished object.

In recent works, the objects adopt an uncleaned, sometimes impoverished style combined to an impression of fragility. As small scaled objects, they engage a proximity with the viewer as well as intimacy. In most of my sculptures, I want to sustain the idea of stability and solidity but at the same time i want them to reveal their fragility, their precariousness, to drive a reflexion of the complex relationship between order and chaos.

Another important aspect of my research is to focus on the surfaces of the sculptures, so as to contradict our impression of their nature.

My work claims itself from an identifiable and diverse artistic heritage that generates diverse interpretations and impose at the same time its own individual universe.


Born in 1981 in Bordeaux, France. She lives and works in Copenhagen Denmark, and she keeps a strong link with France. VC is graduated in 2006 from the national superior fine arts school, Villa Arson, in Nice, France. Since then, she has developped a sculptural body of work strongly linked to photography. Her work has already been seen in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad.

Selected exhibitions: Forårsudstillingen 2014, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhague. Monument, Musée des beaux arts de Calais. Out of order, on the nature of materials, curator Nina Wöhlk, gallery Leth and Gori, Copenhague. Jeune création 2013, Le Centquatre, Paris. Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling 2013, Den Frie, Copenhague. Falsities, WerkStadt, Berlin.

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