Camille Henrot contributes three paintings to the exhibition and they underscore her ever-developing exploration of power dynamics on both personal and social levels. Despite the generous simplicity Henrot arrives there through deep research and reading. Events from life occasionally sneak into her works, however these are never meant to be autobiographical. Choosing instead what she describes as ‘common material, about how the ego relates to totality’. The works interweave the external systems that influence the structure of our lives,  with the unconscious internal works of dreams and fantasies.

The artist ’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne (AU); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (JP), Johann König Gallery, Berlin (DE), Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (US), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL) and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (US) amongst others.

 

Camille Henrot participates in the exhibition Romancing the Surface, 20 January - 6 March, 2021. For more information about the artist, please visit Metro PicturesKÖNIG Galerie and Kamel Mennour.