Valentine Traverse

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Valentine creates sketches animated by performance, drawing and sculpture that intertwine.

She uses a multitude of materials resulting from her circulation of objects, resulting from commerce and globalization (textiles-cardboard-paper, etc.).

She transforms these worn materials as supports to paint words - to make characters appear. The result is a kind of fragile daily writing. This is akin to expressions of moods and subjective affects. His assemblages form a protean whole that underlies the formation of archive objects of the present.

"My practice is part of my daily life which tends to become the raw material of my work. The ubiquitous assembly of poor materials reminds me of the manufacture of bird's nests which, formed from twigs, are nevertheless solid."

Some works of this artist