Always there when you least expect her, the artist Annie Dheur takes us by surprise. No sooner is the latter dissipated that she delivers her work without further ado, where silent speech echoes unspeakable and unsaid things. Revealed before our eyes is a succession of a dozen paintings, predominantly black and white which plunge us into a secret and fascinating world with notes of an experience scathed by life.
As witnesses of the abandonment of these hardships delivered inversely to us, we gradually imbue ourselves with these forms of portraits possessed by a cry which never ceases to want to escape from a mute mouth insensitive to internal evil. There follows a succession of perceptions of places of resilience embodied by figures themselves disembodied which express a deep feeling of unsaid.
Here, speech remains irremediably silent and gives way to a dripping silence of liberating tears. Not revealing herself too much, the artist suggests pondering on our ability to face the hardships of life -through the passing of time- by adopting a dignified attitude which depends on self-effacement and our capacity to adapt to this suffering.
These paintings, touched by the deceptive absence of self-rebellion, testify to the power that silences imposes. Yet, is this silence a solution to accept the unacceptable. Is it not rather a call to denounce all forms of resilience?
It is up to each and every one of us to find his own truth.
Annie Dheur lives on the Bassin d'Arcachon. After attending the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse, she works in a painting studio of Arės in Gironde. For two years, she has resumed a sustained pictorial work named Opaque Translations in a painting studio of Talence in Gironde, with collective exhibitions throughout the year. Her production is mainly focused on the research and exploration of support materials.