Artist Laurence de Valmy invites us to reflect on the links between artists through times and the relationship between Art and social media today.
Inspired by the personal stories of artists, she revisits Art History through anachronic Instagram of the past. In her POST paintings, she combines iconic artworks skillfully appropriated and created with acrylics with imagined conversations, historically accurate yet humorous. By telling the stories behind these artworks, the artist leads us to consider them with a new eye.
Laurence de Valmy is French born and lives in Philadelphia, USA. In 2017, She was awarded an Artist Residency by the ESKFF at Mana Contemporary, NJ (USA) for her work on the POST series. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions and major international art fairs.
In June 2018, de Valmy’s work was at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) in Munich in the exhibition The BUNTE Art, showing alongside Andy Warhol. Her work can be found in private collections including Hubert Burda Collection, Abrishamchi Family Collection, Vinik Family and Eileen Kaminsky Foundation.
My goals are to share about the stories behind the artworks, the connections between the artists and to make my viewers consider these iconic artworks with a renewed interest by replacing them in the context of their creation.
It also takes place in a reflection about the importance of social media for artists nowadays, the fact that art is often seen through a screen and the relativity of fame at one moment in time.