French artist Aurélie Salavert conveys her thoughts, feelings and memories into pictures that feel as if they were buried in our own subconscious. The thruline of her practice is drawing that continuously reinvents itself through her use of different techniques and styles, allowing a figurative abstraction to emerge. Salavert's vast output of intimate pencil drawings, with their gentle washes of watercolor or flat areas of gouache, speak to us in a childlike clarity, but their meaning remains open. As Stéphane Calais states in the text for the exhibition Une expédition at the Fondation Ricard, Paris, "She is looking for something, at times she finds something, and when she doesn't, we're happy being lost with her."
Aurélie Salavert, lives and works in Brussels. She graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille in 1990. In 1992, she received a grant from the DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Ministry of Culture. She has had solo exhibitions at Alice Mogabgab, Brussels; the Galerie Athanor in Marseille; as well as The Calvet Museum in Avignon. In 2008, she began her collaboration with the Galerie Aliceday from Brussels. She is included in the collections of the Fond Régional d'art Contemporain (Paris), the Fond National d'art Contemporain (France), and numerous private collections in Europe and the United States.