Laetitia Gendre

*1973 in Chinon, France, lives in Paris and Brussels

Laetitia Gendre’s primary medium is drawing, which she approaches with an eye informed by her early work as a painter. There is a great sensitivity to her large-scale 3D drawings and paper sculptures from the past several years, but she does not limit herself to the materiality of drawing. The premise with which she works is more complex, not only because she also uses media such as slideshows, video, printed material, text and sound, but also because her works generally feature collage effects and associations. She juxtaposes such divergent elements as the history of perspective with roller coasters or shooting targets, early cinema and CCTV, Warburg’s atlas and B-movie posters. Her art consists of erased, folded, found, scrambled or hidden images. The cross-references yield multiple possibilities for interpretation and often reveal a tongue-in-cheek humour.

Our Dried Voices, 2008, Video, 13 min | 1/15
Try glue (Melancholy), 2013, Graphite on paper, 150 x 200 x 70 cm
Burning lines, 2011, Graphite on paper, 26 x 37,5 cm
Canon, 2011, Graphite on paper, 105 x 75 cm
I…I…I…, 2009, Graphite on paper, 26 x 30 cm
To Qualify, 2010, Graphite on paper, 150 x 110 cm
The Direct Matching Hypothesis, Installation view, Galerie Thomas Fischer, 2011 | 1/4
Plastiline song, 2011, Graphite on paper, 50 x 63 cm
Untitled (This is not), 2006, Graphite on paper, 26 x 37,5 cm
Cut, 2010, Graphite on paper, 26 x 37,5 cm
Lucky skull, 2011, Graphite on paper, 75 x 105 cm
Reflex figure, 2011, Graphite on paper, 37,5 x 26 cm
Forces, 2011, Graphite on paper, 73 x 54,75 cm
M. entering the place, 2008, Graphite on paper, 30 x 24 cm
Stand 1, 2011, Graphite on paper, 37,5 x 26 cm
Our Dried Voices, Installation view, Souterrain, Berlin, 2008
Perspective, 2008, Graphite on paper, 112,5 x 150 cm
You'd better tell me, 2008, Graphite on paper, 30 x 24 c
Stand 2, 2011, Graphite on paper, 26 x 37,5 cm