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Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Créature, 2008. Acrylique sur toile. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Créature, 2008. Acrylique sur toile. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Décrire le reste, 2008. Néon rouge dans une boîte circulaire transparente. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

4.10 — 7.12.2008

Anne Marie Jugnet + Alain Clairet – Décrire le reste

artist(s): Anne Marie Jugnet, Alain Clairet
curator(s): Enrico Lunghi

Casino Luxembourg is proud to present the first comprehensive monographic retrospective of Anne Marie Jugnet + Alain Clairet. Using a wide range of media, the work of this unclassifiable artist couple investigates and questions the status of images.

Among their series of works are paintings of the snow on TV screens, sculptures of clouds, photographs of the sky, painterly reproductions of desert and ocean maps, and literary or poetic neon signs. In most cases, their practice draws on actual yet hardly perceptible physical phenomena. Jugnet and Clairet thus direct their attention to the fringes of the image, the periphery, where information is at best scarce. Their analysis consistently triggers a reflection on the conditions of the emergence of images: "Our paintings deal with images. Our photographs deal with painting." After they have been subjected to various technical treatments (photography, computer-manipulation etc.), the topics addressed in their works - the void, disappearance, and dematerialisation - take shape and become palpable.

The present exhibition provides visitors with the opportunity to discover both early and recent works, some of which are presented here for the first time. Light takes shape in a series of neon signs, the latest of which, Décrire le reste (Describing the Rest), has given its title to this retrospective, in which the viewer's perception is ceaselessly put to the test. In the Sunsets series, the artists have for instance tried to reproduce, day after day, the lighting conditions of sunsets in a series of watercolour paintings reminiscent of liquefied skies. Their recent paintings of flying saucers and aliens inspired by TV documentaries push this conceptual approach further, which is characterised by a zen-like beauty and a distinct sense of humour.

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Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Créature, 2008. Acrylique sur toile. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Créature, 2008. Acrylique sur toile. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Décrire le reste, 2008. Néon rouge dans une boîte circulaire transparente. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.

Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Santa Fe, 2003. Acrylique sur toile. Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris. © Christian Mosar.