"Arborescences : As a hymn to the inexorable cycles of life, Lydie Arickx displays at the Château de Chambord a monstration of more than one hundred and fifty paintings, installations and sculptures - for the most part original, of monumental challenge or cabinet of curiosities. A matrix painter, expressionist sculptor and daring performer, Lydie Arickx emerged in the 1980s as one of the most powerful and free French artists, delivering a telluric work that is at once patrimonial, infernal and sacred. Trained at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques in Paris, nourished by her Flemish origins and with her eyes turned towards the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, she has been exhibited over the last ten years at the Cordeliers, La Piscine in Roubaix, the Conciergerie, the Musée Historique de Biarritz and the Château de Biron. Throughout the summer, the Capazza gallery, which has been following her work since 1975, exhibited La vie Nue at its remarkable site in Nançay - a few kilometres from the Chambord estate where, since 30 May and until 17 October, the castle and chapel have been hosting her work, while at the Flaran Abbey in the Gers, a retrospective of a series of uncompromising canvases highlighting the contradictions of our Christian condition, Ne me console-pas! presented for the first time in 2016 at La Conciergerie in Paris. Au-delà des limites, a title that well characterises the artist's creative vitality, is a new exhibition, a duo show proposed by the Gilles Naudin gallery of Lydie Arickx and the painter from Istanbul, Nurcan Giz, which will be presented at the Fond International d'Art Actuel in Le Mans, from 3 October to 28 November. "