Elizabeth Garouste : Tohu-Bohu, encre noire et fer battu

From 17 November 2011 to 21 January 2012

For her first exhibition at the gallery Polad-Hardouin entitled "Tohu-Bohu" (Pandemonium), Elizabeth Garouste presents works on paper and sculptures, an aspect of her work that has never been shown before.

If Elizabeth Garouste is internationally known for her multiple contributions in the world of design and interior decoration, she has always been a draughtman. “To draw, to colour has become an addiction. I didn't realize how many works I've accumulated during these pasts years", she writes. These drawings "without premeditation" have been made following the flow of time and moods. We find hybrid characters in fluid and magic landscapes where borders between plants, humans and animal mingle : bird-fish, anthropomorphic birds, strange roots and whimsical plants.  “Drawing birds, sometimes friendly, sometimes hostiles, imaginary plants {...} alleviate my fears, boredom, envy and the unconscious".

Elizabeth Garouste has built many interiors for public and private places in France and abroad. She has also elaborated industrial product design and a collection of furniture with unexpected materials and shapes in a neo-baroque style. They have been published by design galleries such as Avant-Scène, Neotu, “En attendant les Barbares” or Mouvements Modernes. Many solo and collective shows have featured her work, including at the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou.

View the video of the show