The complex colourful world of painter Béatrice Dreux moves ‘in an intensely private space’. So private that her work seems to represent dreams more than spaces. A closer look at the colours seems to warn of lurking dangers.
According to her publisher her paintings deal with much more, the press release states: ‘[the work] … is influenced by the artist’s biography and beyond the poetry of the works, simultaneously negotiates political and social themes: Palestine, Algeria, heaven, mothers and ultimately the cosmos’.
Even though the paintings are figurative, the works don’t wish to tell a story but rather to slowly examine major themes – from image to image, over and over again.
The extensive visual work is accompanied by numerous texts written by art historians and curators and by an interview with her father about his time as a soldier in the Algerian War.
1972 born in Versailles, France
1993 Hochschule für angewandte Kunst Vienna
1994 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna
1999 Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles
international exhibitions including
National Gallery, Kairo, Secession, Wien, Museum der
Moderne, Salzburg, Lentos, Linz, Ace Museum, Los Angeles
lives and works in Vienna
Béatrice Dreux - palestine, mothers and skies
Authors: Léonce Dreux, Robert Fleck, Rainer Fuchs, Stella Rollig
Format 23 x 29 cm, 176 pages
109 colour and 58 b&w illustrations
German | English | French
EUR 36,– (CHF 48,90)