Ideally this print would want to share all it knows with you
76 x 49,5 cm
Edition of 40 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
Small text paintings form a recurrent theme in Laure Prouvost’s practice, always describing an ideal situation – often referring directly to the painting itself. This edition works in a similar way, and this print – ideally – would want to share all it knows with you.
This edition is part of School Prints, an ambitious five-year project launched by The Hepworth Wakefield, to engage every primary school child in Wakefield District with contemporary art. Each year, the participating schools are gifted a set of limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists for display in school and are supported with an in-depth engagement programme led by local artists to encourage creativity across the curriculum.
about Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvost’s work often engages with language through installation and film, creating an unexpected and often humorous detachment between image, language, and the perceived meaning. Her juxtaposition of images and texts prompt an exploration of the imagination and the surreal that immerses the viewer in a playful questioning of experience and meaning.
Laure Prouvost’s artistic output consistently returns to themes of escape into unfamiliar worlds or imaginings of unexpected alternative environments. A strong narrative impulse propels her practice, resulting in immersive, transmedial installations with interwoven storylines that combine fiction and reality. Her videos, installations, paintings and tapestries unhinge commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception.
Stepping away from traditional linear narratives, the artist crafts sensual environments laden with playful mistranslation that open a space for the viewer to grapple with the unstable relationship between imagination and reality. The elasticity of the written word comprises a central element of Prouvost’s practice, stating: “Words for me are very visually powerful because with words people create their own vision. I am just hinting and suggesting possibilities, the audience is making its own image in its head. It is also about misunderstanding, misinterpreting, miscommunicating – words also suggesting failure and other senses.”
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