EVA NIELSEN | Intarsia

In situ 14 May 2022 - 18 June 2022

Galerie Jousse Entreprise is pleased to announce Eva Nielsen’s second solo exhibition, Intarsia from 14 May to 18 June 2022.

The exhibition presents the outcome of the artist’s LVMH Métiers d’Arts residency in 2021, during which she had the opportunity to collaborate with craftsmen and specialists renowned for their exceptional know-how in producing works of art combining leather and silk.

For six months, Eva Nielsen set up her studio at the Tanneries Roux in Romans-sur-Isère and benefited from the expertise of the Twinpix workshop, which specializes in textile printing. The artist offers new substrates to her creations and brings together on the same surface two materials as opposite as leather and silk. The result is a new series of works naturally impregnated with the geographical location of the residence, the proximity of the Isère river and the omnipresence of the Vercors relief.

The second part of the exhibition of the LVMH Métiers d’Arts residency can be seen until May 26, 2022 at FORMA, 127 rue de Turenne (Paris, 75003).


All destinies are anchored in the river. Rainwater falls on the land, streams on the surface, infiltrates the soil, and forms springs that merge here to become the Isère. It is at the confluence of these waters, which collect, store and erode that Eva Nielsen has taken her painting to worlds she had never explored before: leather and silk. In Romans- sur-Isère, where the Roux Tanneries are located, she returned every month of last year, when we were experiencing an unprecedented disruption in our relationships with others, in our mobility and our flesh. As a painter, she took over the studio on the top floor of the tannery with her tools. When she moved in, she quickly caught the warm and strong natural light of Romans. Captivated by the personal and collective narratives that settle down in layers on the premises, the artist crossed these landscapes that were unknown to her, leaving the usual paths to drift and literally dive into new temporalities of research and production that are so precious in an artist’s life. (…) Blurring the boundaries between mediums, practices and patterns, Eva Nielsen alters legibility and performs an anatomy of the urban landscape’s devastation. (…) Throughout the residency, Eva Nielsen considered several series of new paintings, mainly in very large formats, starting from residual images printed on transparencies hung on the walls of the studio, then seizing scraps of leather and canvas, the mastery of which was perfected each week and month with the teams of the tannery and the silk factory. (…)

With these territories that are constantly being rewritten, Eva Nielsen paints the strata of imaginary or invisible cities, from the brownfield land to the country town, source towns or garden cities, containing transposable paths that converge and diverge like transfers from one form to another. Forms that circulate and migrate in the manner of a city that copies itself. This is certainly where the living dimension of her painting lies. By analysing in a chemical sense the components of a city, of a territory between travel and immobility, intention and disorder, real and imaginary, past and future, emptiness and proliferation, weight and lightness, invisible and elsewhere, Eva Nielsen never ceases to cross her own cosmos in order to explore in depth our multiple ways of existing.

Pictorial pastoral landscape, one that connects the sources
Extracts from the text by Marianne Derrien



Thursday, May 19 – 5pm to 8pm

Launch of the publication Chroma, which presents the works produced by the artist during the sixth edition of the LVMH Métiers d’Arts residencies. In the presence of Eva Nielsen and the publishing house RVB Books

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 2pm to 7pm

Signature of the publication Chroma, meeting and guided tour of the exhibition with Eva Nielsen

Press release (PDF)

Vernissage : 14/05/2022 4:00 pm

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