artist nominated by Elise Atangana

Tiphaine Calmettes

1988 · Ivry-sur-Seine/Île-de-France, France

From landscape to architecture, from physical to mental, Tiphaine Calmettes offers a reflection on the relationship between the natural and the artificial. Questioning our experience of the sensitive and the living, she indulges in new forms of rituals to remember what has been forgotten. Artificial materials are invaded by the fertile development of natural organisms: moss, lichen, plants or herbs. Between symbiosis of elements and ancestral beliefs, her works question our relationship to energy and nature in a perspective of sharing and sociability. Calmettes graduated in 2013 from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges. Her work has been shown, among others, in the following locations: 61st Salon de Montrouge; Phoenix, Bratislava; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec.

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