Dorothée Couture

The gesture that commands the drawing is for Dorothée Couture an impulsive and instinctive act. Formal expression of her unconscious, the result nevertheless gives the impression of a disciplined work, precision.

By means of felt pencils, provided with a fine tip, and a restricted palette, including black and sepia (sometimes with a touch of brighter colors), Couture relies on a graphic realization punctuated by identifiable figures that arise through random curved lines. She draws, repeatedly, lines and circles, her pencil strokes creating shapes of their own accord. They build a universe almost abstraction where the line gradually metamorphoses into a silhouette with certain characteristics of human beings. The resulting drawings are devoid of any criticism of the movement of thought.

Fascinated by the fact that everything comes to life when we add the traits of human beings, the artist welcomes their appearance in her works to express her reflection on the fact that we are all connected and must communicate. Couture also draws on certain discourses of today’s society, namely social exclusion and the sometimes difficult exchange between people, to conceptualize what is revealed by the figures who turn their backs in several of his works. In short, she affirms her belief in a universal consciousness that links all beings to the desire to communicate and understand life.

As the artist does not wish to influence the interpretation of the viewer vis-à-vis her artworks, the choice of the title of the latter is left to the discretion of the purchaser and will be identified as such in any official document.