Even though #nikkidesaintphalle disappeared in 2002, it is impossible to forget her “Nanas”, these imposing and colourful women whose composition and materials remind me every time of #gaudi ‘s works.
This enormous representation of women has kept me away from her work for a long time.
My caution about overbidding things or words and militancy that may only be in fashion for a moment always makes me go backwards.
I love women and I also love the dialogues we have together…
Much more than the scales we can sometimes set up, without really or sincerely realizing it, so that one or the other reaches one more level… or one less level…
I prefer that we consider, as often as possible and if possible, things in a vision with one AND the other.
After performances to unleash colour with the rifle 😅 – performances were already a very popular phenomenon in the early 60s, I already talked about them on Instagram with those of #georgesmathieu – Nikki started developing parks full of sculptures with her accomplice #tinguely …Here, a bird escapes.
Do you know where it comes from ?;) From where ?
I gradually learned to understand Nikki’s work and research by taking an interest in her life as a privileged socialite woman – a phenomenon of a woman who plays several roles that I also mentioned in a previous post on #jackiekennedy – and then as an international model who became a real artist after a period of profound existential questioning.
Perhaps after also the acceptance of a adolescence where something has definitely broken in her imagination and her female body :/
For me, she represents an image of women in transition in a world whose values were changing – fortunately – rapidly.
As an artist, I find in her the vital vigour that I love very much in her contemporary artist #yvesklein
She is also an artist whose emergence and continuity in a relentless work and with the willingness to share have undoubtedly inspired me to do this post.
I hope this will make you want to learn more about her… There’s no way you won’t see one of his works one day ! 😄