As we move in the dark room, Anaïs Goupy's works appear almost sacred - sublime - reminiscent of old masters due to the precise lighting in the entirely black space. However, they also address a very current secular theme: Against the black background, Anaïs Goupy's works initially resemble posts on platforms like Instagram, in a more eye-friendly night mode; body landscapes extend in blue and earth tones, whose convex formal language would likely appear familiar to most viewers upon closer inspection. Icons of our time, such as Kendall, Kim, and Bella, merge with and within Anaïs Goupy's works. Icons whose deification resembles a more pagan cult through self-presentation platforms. While Anaïs Goupy's works may initially appear painted, they are actually UV prints. In this process, surfaces are printed with digital files and cured with UV light. The boundary between the digital world and the analog canvas blurs - the boundary between the natural and the artificial.
Text: Isabella Engelhardt
Apotheosis_Exhibition views_Galerie Stephanie Kelly 2023
paintings: 120/130 cm_acrylic and inkjet print on canvas
group exhibition views with Deborah Geppert and Postorganic Bauplan