Elise Beaucousin


Elise Beaucousin is an artist from France, living in Paris and in Loire Valley in France.

As a visual artist, her drawing practice combines plant and mineral elements, architectural observation and geographical maps. Slow, precise execution is characteristic of her graphic work, enabling her to draw on her imagination and memory of sensations arising from her experience of nature.

Her different ways of drawing, on paper with graphite or on the wall with steel points (Steel Drawing) and black velvet, attentive to the exhibition space, are based on the observation of light’s interactions on materials and surfaces, and the resulting illusion of movement.

In her drawing work, the aim is to envisage works that are like objects of perceptual experience, appearing and changing as visitors move around them.

Graduate of the École supérieure des beaux-arts d’Angers in France, twenty-five of her drawings entered the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2013.

Her first solo exhibitions were held in Paris, at Galerie du Haut Pavé in 2007 and Galerie Premier Regard in 2008. She takes part in several exhibitions on contemporary drawing in France and international countries.

In 2019 and 2020, thanks to a French program, she is doing a first artist residency in Berlin and taking part in an exhibition in Glogauair in September 2019.

In 2019, she will also take part in two exhibitions in Beijing featuring French artists.

In 2021, her drawings from the Centre Pompidou collection will be shown at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

Her research can be traced back to that of minimalist artists, who were less interested in creating objects than in creating a relationship between the exhibition space, the visitor and the work, where a visual experience is produced and exacerbated.

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