projects

2020

edition « A Rebours »

in collaboration with Cueva Gallery
march 2020

The exclusive edition proposed for Cueva Gallery is called A Rebours as a tribute to the famous novel published in 1884 by Joris-Karl Huysmans. This literary landmark, which title is sometimes interestingly translated in English as « Against Nature », depicts the existence of Jean des Esseintes, an aristocratic aesthete living the « mal du siècle » and attempting to assemble the ideal library. Using white oil pastel, Aurèce Vettier accelerates the unavoidable end of an imaginary plant, and arbitrarily decomposes the vanishing process in five steps.

Each edition is unique as it is retouched in oil pastel, numbered, signed and framed in a natural oak box by the artist. This piece will never be edited again.
Images:
A Rebours I, AV-2020-M-1, Inkjet Print and oil pastel on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 30x40cm, Oak wood frame, Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Cueva Gallery
A Rebours II, AV-2020-M-2, Inkjet Print and oil pastel on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 30x40cm, Oak wood frame, Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Cueva Gallery
A Rebours III, AV-2020-M-3, Inkjet Print and oil pastel on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 30x40cm, Oak wood frame, Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Cueva Gallery
A Rebours IV, AV-2020-M-4, Inkjet Print and oil pastel on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 30x40cm, Oak wood frame, Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Cueva Gallery
A Rebours V, AV-2020-M-5, Inkjet Print and oil pastel on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 30x40cm, Oak wood frame, Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Cueva Gallery