Non-conventional sculptures ranging from monumental forms to sinuous miniatures in which nothing is left up to chance, the works of Aude Franjou are inspired by botanical architecture, the tree barks rough tactility, and the ramifications of corals. These works emerge from the physical, repeated, systematic gesture, from a technique honed over time that incorporates rural materials such as raw hemp, fibres that Franjou skilfully traps with linen yarns in shades of red, yellow, blue and white. The reading of these vibrant and intense works unveils the passions and complex nuances of the artist’s feelings, who invites us, through shapes, colours and spaces, to resonate with the essence of an evocative and unprecedented creative universe.
Managing Editor ar ARTEMORBIDA textile art magasine
Like a breath of oxygen textile artist Aude Franjou brings volume to the art of weaving, creating mesmerising sculptures from linen fibres and natural dyes.
Aude is an installation artist who works with linen and hemp, creating organic forms that wrap thousands of times around a core, splitting and becoming larger -- often climbing -- configurations. They are evocative and primal, a study of plant-based forms and materials, with the physicality of the process still resonating in the end work.
Formes dressées ou tombantes flirtant entre le textile et l'organique, les créations d'Aude Frajou semblent par certains côtés bien vivantes, comme des plantes fantastiques en train de germer.
Les tissages colorés et organiques d'Aude Franjou ont une présence profonde et vibrante et semblent être nées de la nature même des arbres auxquelles elles se fondent.
"Aude Franjou prefers the bare forms of nature to speak of the "knotted hopes of humans". Her "roots of wishes", sculptures more than linen weavings, dyed with the most sublty chosen colours, set between the trunks and branches of trees, convey beyond their aesthetic appeal a symbolic and poetic significance."
"The art of weaving, brought to the light of day, becomes monumental."
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"Aude Franjou's work, through its poetry, goes beyond the textile fibre and leads to a new writing."
"L'oeuvre d'Aude Franjou par sa poesie déborde de la fibre textile pour mener à une écriture."
"L'art de tresser, sorti du carcan de l'intime, devient monumental."