limited edition of 500 copies
(numbered and signed)
my house next door
House identical to mine, the house of my neighbors happened to be his mirror: everything was reversed. If cooking at home, was right at home, she was left. And so, inevitably, for the entire home. So, child, I thought this would be the same thing if I had a thought, it necessarily was unlike theirs. It was very easy or extremely complicated simple, depending on your point of view.
She entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the age of 19, after a few tests in various workshops it was in Christian Boltanski’s studio and thanks to her attentive teaching that for many years Audrey Armand would learn to discover her own inner world. and the foundations of his future creation.
She will develop her work around photographic or sound installations, exploring her universe born of an education carried by the Christian faith, the supernatural research and the religious practice which she travels in her works the precious inheritance of “these numerous beauties, flowers of my childhood “. The weight of this inheritance and its solid link with the real led to a re-reading out of fashion, the world, the colors and the senses.
It is in an affectionate distance, a fertile questioning of the imagination and with great poetic vitality that she graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2003 under the direction of Christian Boltanski, and continues her research through personal works or related to meetings, orders or trips. She exhibits regularly and prepares projects in France and abroad.
Her research led her to develop other aspects related to her history. Thus, in 2006 she spent several months to re-imbue the home of her parents. She questions this universe that was the family bubble and the relationship to the outside world by the observation and decryption of physical space: the house, the garden and the direct neighborhood.
Three works are from this period of research: “Dobra Noc, Moja Kochana … * * Good night, my love …” (installation / Frac Champagne-Ardenne 2007), enclosed garden (photographic series 2006 / ongoing) and my neighbor’s house (artist’s book / Filigranes 2008).
Since 2008, she undertakes a new series of research in the wake of the themes, developing new forms (16 mm film, video …) to deepen its sensitive exploration. Thus the cinematographic works caress and flowers of nowhere are born (realized during the two residences Scripture of Light, Ministry of Culture and Communication).
In February 2010, after a two-year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Audrey Armand is again following in the footsteps of her past. It is in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina that she is creating her Miracle-Oracle artist’s book (Filigranes), a project that has been patiently shaped and matured for many years.
In 2013, during a long illness where the artist remained bedridden for more than three years, she created on the Iphone with her mother, between her hospital room and her house, her last four-artist movement book. hands for mother and daughter (Filigranes, 2015).
Here, neither crying nor grinding teeth, the color explodes like the vitality of a saturated soul of Joy, Beauty and Love to offer to others.
In 2017, Audrey Armand decides to end her career.
Audrey Armand was represented:
since October 2008, by Filigranes Editions (Paris-France)
since July 2008, by the KunstBüroBerlin Gallery (Berlin-Germany)
since July 2010 by the Arles des Comptoirs Gallery (Arles-France)