Sans titre, issu de la série "Intranquility"


Paper mounted on canvas, pencil, copper

125 x 200 x 3.5 cm

In this drawing from the series Intranquility, Tatiana Trouvé superimposes various plans, objects and materials like different sections of a disparate reality. The result is an unsettling composition, spun from a memory that selects and redistributes its elements, never letting them settle. Intranquillity can also be expressed as disquiet, a word precious to the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, and in the artist’s words, “a state of unease, and one that does not pass, not strangeness to the self, but strangeness of the self to the world”.

Begun in 2005, Intranquility is one of Tatiana Trouvé’s principal series of drawings. In these works, she displays in a space - physical as well as mental - images that question the boundary between reality and memory. “Drawing is both returning to the place of thought and making a projection of thought”, she says.

This drawing taken from the Intranquility series was first shown in 2011 by the Pinault Collection at the "Eloge du Doute" (“In Praise of Doubt”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.