The artist´s work is a product of a tactile vision concerned with an abstraction of sensation. Through drawing, collage, video and installation, she questions the perception of space, body and image of our era. Continuity and discontinuity, detail and the ensemble, expectations and shifts, interest is drawn from the relations between such elements. Our relation to the world, constructed through the screen, through the image, is increasingly becoming that of the virtual. The artist´s works are elaborated by means of a highly precise technique that generates a fluid and delicate universe, almost undefinable , pushing the spectator to develop his very own system of perception.
It is thus our sensitive relation to space and time that defines the artistic practice of Florence Girardeau.
Born in France in 1980 and graduated from ENSBA (Paris in 2005) Florence Girardeau took part in several collective exhibitions and festivals, such as 3 Days in Paris at Galerie Alberta Pane in Paris (2014), Translithes in 2011, Le 6b (Saint Denis, France), and also in fairs such as Slick (2008) and Drawing Now (Paris, 2011).
She had her first solo show Tout se fige alors in 2011, at Galerie Alberta Pane in Paris, an exhibition that showed her relationship with space.
She took part in several Festival for video projection, such as Brussels Independant Film Festival (2018); Festival Les Irrécupérables, La Gare Expérimentale, Paris (2017); FAR 2016, withe the video projection of “Les grands sables” (2016).
Moreover, she has been the winner of 1% Artistique (2013/2014) prize for the creation of an artwork for the chapel of Lycée Lebrun in Coutances (France), titled Polarized. This artwork challenges our perception and our limits as human being, since it requires the observer to decipher the fragments of the images with his own knowledge. This piece stands in constant relation with sun light, so it is continually moving and changing.