Sans titre


Paper glued on canvas, cork, copper, varnish, burns

153 x 240 x 3 cm (60 1/4 x 94 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Only a ghost seems able to live in this strange space with undetermined borders. Industrial drums and barrels placed in the foreground are reflected in a mirror in the background; on the right, a sink. Rather than a representation of a real space, Tatiana Trouvé’s drawing Sans Titre (Untitled) (2010) creates gaps and voids, giving our own mental projections free reign. The series Intranquility, from which this work is taken, brings together and juxtaposes interiors and exteriors, reflections and mirrors, overexposure and erasure.

The French-Italian artist often seeks in her work to portray “a universe with different rules, different laws, that can function on its own”. Her sculptures, installations and drawings borrow from the language of architecture (effects of scale, materials and mirrors, contrasts), arousing a feeling of absence, trouble and disorientation.

Part of the Pinault Collection, Sans titre by Tatiana Trouvé was first shown at the "Eloge du Doute" (“In Praise of Doubt”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana (2011-2013).