Helene Le Chatelier: Singapore | Online Viewing Room

15 - 20 May 2020

Psyche is a series of variable sizes round paintings by Hélène Le Chatelier. Exploring the idea of an inner geography, an intimate territory, this series questions the intimacies of our time.

 

In his essay titled “In Praise of Blandness”, François Julien, a French philosopher and sinologist, defined the quality of blandness (“dan” in Chinese) as “remaining discreet and unobtrusive”, inviting us “to experience a world beyond”. As such, the allusive depths of the Psyche series, invites us to pause and to negotiate with the deep strata of our identity and memory, resonating with Daoism and the concept of blandness in Chinese aesthetics, discovering that, from a cellular shape to lunar scale, microcosm reproduces the macrocosm of the universe.

 

Using the language of round imaginary landscapes as a representation of our inner world, Le Chatelier invites us to look into an endless mirror or a microscope or a telescope, to engage further and to reconsider the (shrinking) place of silence and introspection in our life continuously overwhelmed by a constant flow of data.

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    Silent Transformation October 19, 2019 Helene Le Chatelier - Silent Transformation
    • Helene Le Chatelier Internal Landscape 16, 2017 Acrylic and Chinese ink on Saunders paper 67 x 101 cm. 26 3/8 x 39 3/4 in. Series: Internal Landscape Series Signed and dated
      Helene Le Chatelier
      Internal Landscape 16, 2017
      Acrylic and Chinese ink on Saunders paper
      67 x 101 cm.
      26 3/8 x 39 3/4 in.
      Series: Internal Landscape Series
      Signed and dated
    • Helene Le Chatelier Internal Landscape 18, 2017 Acrylic and Chinese ink on paper 67 x 101 cm. 26 3/8 x 39 3/4 in. Series: Internal Landscape Series Signed and dated
      Helene Le Chatelier
      Internal Landscape 18, 2017
      Acrylic and Chinese ink on paper
      67 x 101 cm.
      26 3/8 x 39 3/4 in.
      Series: Internal Landscape Series
      Signed and dated
    • Helene Le Chatelier Psyche 19, 2018 Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas 40.5 x 40.5 x 2 cm. 16 x 16 x 3/4 in. Series: Psyche Signed an dated
      Helene Le Chatelier
      Psyche 19, 2018
      Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas
      40.5 x 40.5 x 2 cm.
      16 x 16 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Psyche
      Signed an dated
    • Helene Le Chatelier Psyche 22, 2018 Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas 12.5 x 12.5 x 2 cm. 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 3/4 in. Series: Psyche Signed and dated
      Helene Le Chatelier
      Psyche 22, 2018
      Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas
      12.5 x 12.5 x 2 cm.
      4 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Psyche
      Signed and dated
    • Helene Le Chatelier Psyche 29, 2019 Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 x 2 cm. 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 3/4 in. Series: Psyche Signed and dated
      Helene Le Chatelier
      Psyche 29, 2019
      Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas
      70 x 70 x 2 cm.
      27 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 3/4 in.
      Series: Psyche
      Signed and dated