Inès Longevial: Les Silences du Désir @ Almine Rech Gallery, Shanghai

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Almine Rech Gallery, Shanghai // May 31, 2024 – July 06, 2024

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to showcase Inès Longevial‘s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view through July 6, 2024. Inès Longevial gives life to a giant, a brute yet fragile force, evoking a repressed desire that is expressed through every stroke of paint. The lines of Cécile Coulon’s poem “My Strength” echo here: “My strength smothers / Those who prevent it / From moving forward,” depicting an internal struggle that is felt in the palpable vigor and energy of the painter’s work. Faced with absurdity, she confronts herself: “My force has no meaning / it has never stopped struggling,” but discovers in her introspection a growing confidence that is in harmony with the world around her: “My strength is having understood the beauty of the mountains.”—Elise Roche

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