Zoé de Soumagnat
b. 1987, Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris


In the work of Zoé de Soumagnat, these two dimensions – society against intimacy, lightness against texture, figure against background – come together to represent the heterogeneous complexity of a desire passing in a continuous rhythm from image to sculpture, from dream to reality. Here geometric abstraction slides menacingly towards representation; light textures (rubbed, brushed, transparent) penetrate deep blacks while overlaid images float like screens across the canvas, souvenirs of art and painting. Meanwhile the references to comic-book lines, to the urban strokes of neon signs, to the flatness of textile motifs and to feminine archetypes become channels for a seriousness, an anguish and a black irony.

Esther Girard, 2015

 

EDUCATION

2011-2013: MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2005-2010: Diplôme National Supérieur d’Arts Plastiques (with jury Honors), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (Ensba), France


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Blues, Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
21h30, Galerie Jeanrochdard, Brussels, Belgium 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
L’ odeur des sentiments, Hypercorps, Bruxelles, BE

2016
at Feeling, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, IT Le domaine enchanté, Galeria Acapella, Naples, Italy
Festival de l’Inattention, Glassbox, Paris, France
Beau Lauss, Last Resort, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
How to drape the concrete, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels, BE Des femmes en forme, Les Mouettes, Collectif RATS, Vevey, CH

2014
Learning Distances, 6B, Saint-Denis, France
A room is emotional, an object is not, 22 rue Muller, Paris, France

2013
You look like I feel, Winter Projects, London, UK

2012
Les Détectives Sauvages, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris, France
Tranches de Carrés sur Tranches de Cercles, Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France

2011
Le Vent d’après, curated by Jean de Loisy, Ensba, Paris, France