Charlotte Coquen’s work is a synecdotal art. Each of her creations refers, as an element of a whole, to a political, social, intimate universe, as a trigger, an aesthetic clutch pushing to reaction and then to reflection. The productive disorder that the spectator can feel comes from the fact that these pieces, to be a part of a whole, are not necessarily the symptom and certainly not a symbol or a reduced representation. Hence a form of ambiguity, each piece potentially referring not to one but to several areas or political, social, intimate discourses. The plastic force of the works stabilizes the gaze just as much as the body, forces to stop, catalyzes the thought. Jérôme Felin, Drac Rouen, 2019
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