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Charante Libre

(Translated from French by JLB)

La Galerie de la Maison, Champagne-Vigny.

In the showroom of the Galerie de la Maison, at the Domaine du Luc, Jane Morley welcomes during the month of November, an artist with particularly original creations, whose title is “Aquallages”.

Jane Le Besque is of British origin, but she lives and creates in the Jura. A graduate of the Birmingham College of Fine Arts, she continued her studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, before working in Toulouse, London and Geneva.

“I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of crucifixion found in nature, for example in the image of the tree on the horizon…. “says the artist. She is seduced by the enigmas suggested to her by the earth, nature and life, enigmas that she highlights with light, “which is also that of the interior”. Light is a constant in Jane Le Besque’s works and the exhibition could be summed up as a day, since it works with dawn and closes with sunset. The result is a succession of strong, teeming, vibrant images, combining deep blacks, which drown out the interlacing of branches and flowers, with equally appealing clarity: “I tend to use a lot of black, then fight to bring in the light! ».

Her technique combines watercolour, enhanced with walnut stain, and cut or torn paper. In collages. This brings a real relief, giving the artist the feeling of an approach oriented towards sculpture.

The nineteen works in the exhibition, visible at the Galerie de la Maison until Sunday 27 November, take the visitor into a world on the borders of figuration and abstraction.

Jane Le Besque