Eugénie Paultre (born 1979) writes on her six-month residency at Damien Hirst’s workshop, presenting abstract color block paintings alongside her philosophical and poetic texts exploring connections to Hirst’s work, including reflections on the themes of life and death.
Published by HENI Publishing. Text by Emmanuel Daydé.
The first monograph on the art of the celebrated French poet, painter and philosopher Eugénie Paultre (born 1979), Outline presents 80 of Paultre’s recent abstract paintings and drawings, created in 2016 and 2017. A master of chromatic tension, Paultre carefully applies vertical lines of colors—ranging from clusters of somber blues and blacks to warm combinations of oranges, reds and yellows—that accumulate into powerfully meditative prismatic works suggesting a variety of emotional tones, as well as painterly precedents from Paul Klee and Agnes Martin to Etel Adnan. This clothbound volume features an introductory text by Emmanuel Daydé and notes by Paultre in both English and French. Among Paultre's previous publications are Winter (Post-Apollo Press, 2014).