Charlène Guyon-Mathé, from an unknown belly
In the heart of the window of the Thouaré sur Loire media library, Charlène Guyon-Mathé creates a space conceived as the cradle of diffuse memories. She questions origins and identity through a staging that disturbs the eye. The veils play with what is hidden and what is shown, reflecting both the idea of veiling one’s face and that of lifting the veil.
It’s a new uncertainty about existence that Charlène weaves into her work since a strange revelation made by her father in a dream, in which she was in truth: born a spider.
Charlène Guyon-Mathé lives and works in Nantes. A 2016 graduate of the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Angers, she was recently awarded the Prix spécial du Jury by the City of Nantes and presented her work in the exhibition La nuit a mordu le réel alongside Rémy Drouard as part of the Voyage à Nantes. Her practice revolves around her personal dreams. An artist with a polymorphous language, she imagines the objects of a new environment between reflection and altered vision of the world.
The artist will be offering family workshops inspired by her approach to art and dreams. Using textual elements to choose from or pick and choose, the participants will create small assemblages interweaving sculptural models, textiles and drawings.