Perrine Lievens

b. 1981 in Aix-en-Provence, France / Lives and works in Paris, France

Les mondes vierges, 2017 Virgin editions of the newspaper Le Monde with dandelions Dimensions variable

Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

Temps couvert, 2015 Lambda print 130 x 150 cm Photo: Thomas Lannes

Ligne, 2013 Wings of the Morpho Portis Thamyris on wood 350 x 250 x 90 cm

Point de fuite (detail), 2013 Wings of the Morpho Portis Thamyris on wood 300 x 3 x 3 cm

Bouture, 2010 Table, plant Size variable

PERRINE LIEVENS Synopsis for a day, 2010 Wood, paint 215 x 90 x 60 cm

Installation view, 2010 von Bartha, Basel

PERRINE LIEVENS Vue, 2006 Neon 140 x 100 x 90 cm

Lievens works with objects that we know from our famil­iar sur­round­ings. By sculp­turally rework­ing the objects and rein­ter­pret­ing their func­tion, she ques­tions estab­lished pat­terns of per­cep­tion and forces us to rethink the use and func­tion of the objects; they appear to have acquired an addi­tional poetic dimen­sion. Lievens has exhib­ited at the Espace Paul Ricard (Paris), the Super Win­dow Gallery (Kyoto), the Fonderie Dar­ling (Mon­tréal) and else­where. In 2009 she took part in exhi­bi­tion “CHHTTT…” le mer­veilleux dans l’art con­tem­po­rain: 2ième volet’ at Crac Alsace (Altkirch).