Sandra Plantiveau (1983) graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges in 2008. Currently lives and works in Brussels.
” The drawing, the artist’s favorite medium of expression, appears as a lively material, gradually shaping, in between document and work, research and outcome. This in between status mirrors the importance of the process closely linked with time and justifies the use of a 0.01 lead pencil. This time frame is firstly dedicated to the observation of reality, and then structured within the artist’s mindset, and finally within what makes its material extension: the actual surface of the sheet of paper and in a broader meaning, the showcasing space. Throughout a constant tension between appearance and disappearance, between real and fantasy, between the figurative and the abstract, Sandra Plantiveau work reveals bits of places. She makes them her own before including them in her work, as in between a line and a curve. The imprints of landscapes, architectures and other objects she has chosen to showcase out of their original context reveal as much as they hide, tell a story as much as they induct silence, all orchestrated within a scenography highlighting the emptiness and the silence rather than the galore and the spoken words ”
text: The writing of places, Anne Lou Vicente
date: 6 March – 4 April 2015
opening: Thursday 5 March / 18:00
Embassy of the Netherlands