Gravity in the proper sense is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe.
The one that attracts the massive bodies between them, the one that models us, structures us and makes us turn around the stars of the cosmos. But not far from the inexorable fall of bodies and laws of physics, Lydie Arickx is also interested in feelings, those who oscillate between gravity and careless weightlessness.
Painting becomes the incarnation of an energy that it restores us by the look. But where, with Arickx, painting is made of flesh and bone, sculpture is much more mystical, as disintegrated in the world, even by the one who created it. The earth becomes bronze, the bronze becomes crystal, the crystal becomes spirit.
Gravity thus becomes a passage, a heavenly path from earth to weightlessness, passing through all the states of a cataclysmic creation that explodes and implants at the rhythm of an incantatory pulsation.
The initial gravity becomes lightness and gravity gives way to joy ; the very one that invades the artist completing his work, or tearing off the canvas that did not want to be painted.
Exposition du 13.09.17 au 20.01.18