“Concrete will bloom”

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“Concrete will bloom" is Antoinette d'Ansembourg's first painting exhibition, an opportunity for the
artist to express her plastic intentions in a new dimension. Despite the two-dimensionality of the
canvas, sculptural elements continue to figure in the artist's formal vocabulary, notably in the
scattered presence of her ceramic "minimondes", sometimes becoming integral components of the

Antoinette d'Ansembourg's paintings are created from a fusion of pre-existing objects or invented
forms, brought together in composite ensembles - models, collages, dioramas - before being
photographed and painted in oils. These scenes are windows into new worlds, imagined from
fragments of the real world: plants and industrial or handmade elements. They are arranged in
pictorial compositions, halfway between still lifes and landscapes.

“Plants, in their history and evolution, demonstrate that living beings produce the space in which
they live rather than being forced to adapt to it. They have modified the metaphysical structure of
the world for good (...) It is in and through plants that the Earth has asserted itself as a cosmic
laboratory, a space for the invention of forms and the making of matter.” (cf E. Coccia)

Installation views
Pictures by Sam Morjau

Diorama n° 2, oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm, 2024 

Diptyque n°1, oil on canvas, 100 x 185 cm, 2023 

Diptyque n°2, oil on canvas, 100 x 190 cm, 2023

Diptyque n°3, oil on canvas, 100 x 190 cm, 2023

mini formats , oil on canvases, 13 x 17 cm, 2023