“Anne Gracia casts off the masks and tends us a mirror. She then reveals herself by depicting a world that is no different than ours, and yet, is hers alone.
I feel in tune with her fragile characters, captured in balance, stuck on a dreary day that she lifts out of boredom as if by magic. Boldly, she has lifted the pastel veil that covered her universe, and dared the unlikely alliances of acrylic and chalk, matter and transparency, fine lines and blur, distortion and grace.
With delicate ingenuity, she addresses the tenacious subject of the difficulty of being, leaving the viewer the opportunity to venture by himself in the darkest regions of her soul.
She does so with skill and finesse proving that lightness may have more weight than what is heavy”
ANNE GRACIA was born in Paris in 1957.
Her film work led her to reside in Eastern Europe where she worked many years as a distributor and film producer before returning to France and settling in Arles.
Her first exhibition in February 2012, in Salle Henri Comte revealed the inner emotions that her work triggers with its luminous vibrations and subtle formality.
Anne Gracia’s paintings lead us to a mysterious world where the chromatic values of color and light combine to lure us in the spell of her work.
A few figurative signs remain as if to reassure us before we plunge in her imaginary.
Her means of achieving this are pastel and acrylic
mixed with great talent and originality.
Emptiness and fullness, density and transparency, color layering and the blending of pictorial materials are at the heart of this formal research in constant evolution.
“Women and men laid bare physically and in their senses, the systematic process of an artist striving to uncover what lies beyond appearances”. (Debora Fiori, The Figaro Magazine)
"BLOOD AND BLISS" June 2011 Galerie de poche Arles France
"Group Exhibition" December 2012 Galerie de poche Arles
Solo exhibition Salle Henri Comte ARLES Mars 2012
Group exhibition Hong Kong Sota Gallery August 2012
Finalist Donkey Art price May 2012
Group exhibition Lloyd Gill Gallery UK ( The materiality of painting”
FIGARO MAGAZINE article "These new artists impressed the Galleries"
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