"I consider myself like a gardener of the living."
Living and working between Amsterdam and Paris, Noémie Lacroix is a multidisciplinary artist specialized in textile and tapestry weaving. Using a variety of mediums such as screen printing, engraving and painting, she mostly works on paper and textile. By representing and arranging together archetypal geometric shapes inspired by nature, at the same time angular, round and linear, Noémie Lacroix creates a movement between structure and lightness. Her symbols and figures are displaced as the textile gently undulates in the space. The artist seeks to find a point of balance between the geometrical forms, easily measurable, and the organic ones, more diffuse. Doing so, her gesture reconciles complementary dualities.
In Noémie Lacroix’s work, the viewer is invited to reimagine and reinterpret familiar objects and concepts in the wake of circulating patterns. These movements are infinite, as they thicken, shrink, undulate, distort, roll, crease, spread or underline the meaningful images. Likewise, transparency plays a central role in her creations. Through this relativity, the artist’s visual language becomes a scale of representation of the world, which she calls “language-form”.
DOUBLE JEUNoémie Lacroix 3 Dec 2020 - 2 Feb 2021A square scarf, a game board & territories of History Exploring the theme of the game, Noémie Lacroix created this collection around the History of the carré or 'neck-handkerchief', used...
WAVE FRAGMENTSVilliers-sur-Mer, France 7 Dec 2019 - 12 Jan 2020The clear and salted water draws its motion on the wet sand. The waves from the tide progress on the shore before slipping back to the open sea. Simple overlaying lines remain on the beach, as marks of elapsing time.
For the Villa d’Eaux and curated by The Spaceless Gallery, Noémie Lacroix painted just like the waves on the shore, two vertical fragments of flowing silk. Soaked by the sea colours and suspended in the patio of this intimate shelter, they are an invitation to tranquility. Peaceful and poetic, they have been designed with the same spirit as their surroundings, a building that has remained unchanged since 1913: out of time.
spaceless gallery exhibition
SPACE(LESS)Collective exhibition, Paris 8 Oct - 10 Nov 2019The voïd, French Designer and Architect Charlotte Perriand used to say, contains everything, because it represents the ability to move, the potentiality of motion. But, let's imagine an infinite space, without any point of reference. In such a space, movement would be impossible, because there would be nothing to measure the travelled distance. Thus for this proposition to be true, the voïd must at least contain, a milestone/marker.
Situated in its midst, this exhibition “Space (less)” borrows this frame of reference, questioning the existence and acknowledgment of space and how it's understood and perceived in society. What is space and how do we know define or demarcate it? Interpreted differently by our artists, the works of Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves and Pandora Mond take on the mysteries of cosmic space and light. In contrast, the work of Lara Porzak plunges the viewer into a timeless universe where only preserved memories services as a marker of existence. At the same time, the immersive exhibitions of Jayde Cardinalli and Noémie Lacroix provides a sensory perspective, alongside Hugh Findletar, whose works offer a poetic response to the contradictory yet complementary duality of what it means for a cup, a vessel, a demarcated space to be half full.
GARDENS OF THE MINDCollective exhibition, Seine-et-Marne, France 6 - 9 Jun 2019As the pace of life quickens and society becomes absorbed into an unyielding cycle of result-oriented tasks and purpose, our minds become an overwhelming reprise of knowledge and thoughts. When then - as they say - do we stop to smell the flowers? The search for a form of repose undoubtedly becomes a unanimous quest as we look both outward to the physical world and inward into our consciousness.