Bui, Michelle

Michelle Bui, Soaked, 2020

Numéro de lot : 

6
Soaked

Soaked s’inscrit dans les recherches récentes de Bui, où elle recueille et agence des fragments innombrables pour ensuite les presser, les faire bouillir, les couper, les gélatiniser ou, plus simplement, les laisser pourrir. Ce qu’elle nomme ses « natures mortes cuites » reflète nos corps pollués et, par extension, notre legs aux générations futures. Présentée dans un état transitoire de solidification, la série est une archive de nos excès. Si Soaked évoque la pollution et la contamination, elle témoigne en même temps de la fugacité, de la beauté, et de l’inévitable cycle de la décomposition et de la renaissance.

Impression pigmentaire sur papier,
  • 2020
109 x 80 cm,
2/3

Valeur estimée : 

2 250 $

Michelle Bui is a Montreal-based artist working in photography and sculpture. Her research lies in the use of material culture as a creative modality in which the combination of synthetic plastics and organic matter becomes vivid scenes that, once photographed, provoke a visceral response. Looking for points of combustion between objects, Bui elicits an array of physical feelings that conjure both pleasurable and confounding sensations, offering a space where sensory identity can unfold.

Recent solo exhibitions include Pool of Plenty, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2018); Centerfold, Parisian Laundry, Montreal (2019); Plein Soleil, Circa, Montreal (2019); Objects for the Audience, Galerie Rad Hourani, Montreal (2020); Spilled Plenitude, Franz Kaka, Toronto (2020). Her work was included in group shows at Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montreal; Paul Robeson Galleries—Rutgers University, Newark; Projet Pangée, Montreal; and Vu Photo, Quebec City, and is in art public collections such as Collection d’art de la Ville de Montréal, Equitable Bank, Hydro-Québec, RBC Art Collection, Scotiabank, and TD Bank Art Collection. Bui completed a MA at UQAM and at Beaux-arts de Paris, and a BFA at Concordia University. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Esker Foundation, Calgary, in January 2022.