Introducing the artwork for 2013 France…
Artist’s Words about Her Work and Her Motivation
Since my work borders on abstraction, I have attempted in this painting, to translate the idea of a stranger by a silhouette painted only with grays, deliberately separate from the other colors because of the fact that, in essence, it is different. Playing with lines and lighter colors – nearing on white, I have attempted to represent light, to include the character in this light that comes from above, from the sky, travelling through space to encompass the stranger. Equally the light shines forth from the group, symbolized by shapes or stones in the lower part of the painting. A circle is created and it welcomes the character. I wanted the entire scene to be bathed in a warm and colorful atmosphere, and so I used colors to demonstrate the festive nature, the impact of the encounter, the openness to others.
Whether on canvas or on paper, there is never a human figure in my painting, there is no upheaval from the contemporary world, no noise. On the contrary, I strive to reveal light, its intensity, its depth and its presence, to translate the hidden strength of things, to unveil the imprint of the living using color, texture or sign. Shapes sometimes blur, turn liquid, vibrate and the light becomes transparent and radiant. If the subject is only a hint, blended into color, or if the signs left on the canvas are writings, there always remains a fraction of mystery, a fraction of poetry. As I paint, I attempt to bring out the breathing of the world, the essence of life.
In some of my paintings, writing is present in different forms, more or less visible, more or less perceptible. Writing is a medium for me, to enter into a world of silence and of depth where there are but few imprints of a forgotten humanity. By patiently scratching, these signs appear, they unveil bits of writing, t
he unique witness of a presence that retains its full mystery.
In my water-colors, I attempt to capture with my brush, an instant, a space, a breath, to retain what is essential through water and color, on which are engraved a few lines, a few imprints, a few signs of life. These captured instants witness to the marriage of earth, water and light.
“Time is arrested. Through the fog a line is traced, a horizon, a few signs emerge from the sky or from the earth. Not a single noise. Only the breath of life can be felt…”
Anne-Lise HAMMANN JEANNOT
Born in Switzerland in 1967.
Attended the School of Fine Arts of Lausanne (Switz.); graduated from the University of Berne (Switz.) in 1992; Masters in Visual Arts at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1994.
Lives and works in the Doubs, close to the Swiss border in the eastern part of France.
My painting is on the border between reality and imagination. It attempts to reveal light, its intensity, its depth and its presence, to translate the hidden strength of things, to unveil the imprint of the living using color, texture or sign. Shapes sometimes blur, turn liquid, vibrate and the light becomes transparent and radiant. The canvas retains impressions, sensations as reality dims and outlines fade away. Thus a fraction of mystery remains, a fraction of poetry, as my painting is midway between dream and reality.
Anne-Lise Hammann Jeannot
2005 Exhibition at the MGEN in Besançon (France)
2007 Art Gallery “l’Etre” in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
2008 Publication in “The bible of abstract art”, Editions Lelivredart
2009 Exhibition at FJT « Les Oiseaux » in Besançon (France)
Art Gallery « Le Moulin de la Tourelle » in Valangin (Switzerland)
2010 Art Show “UniCréa” in Morges (Switzerland)
collective Exhibition, « 111 des Arts » in Lyon (France)
2011 Exhibition at the Doubs General Council (France)