“My installations are usually executed in oil, pastel, and charcoal on paper and
packaging cardboard, sewn together and stapled. They also often incorporate textiles,
photos projected or printed on paper, videos, music, and text. When working, I refer to the places and landscapes, their inhabitants and mythologies in which my pieces are exhibited. A recurring ritual of transgression is central to my work.
Almost all my drawings make me very angry at first because they do not have the freedom and strength that I originally imagined. What follows most of the time is an act of destruction that allows me to come into contact with my unconscious, which liberates me infinitely to the point where I feel as if I’m connected to the unconscious of the world. For me, art is a kind of healing magic.”
“Artist-philosopher Cendres LAVY meets and crosses two territories within a protean plastic and intense practice. She juggles drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, sewing and poetry to deliver us a very graphic work, abrupt and free of traditional representations of code… With a dark and ominous tone, the artist draws the imperfect bodies grimacing faces, hybrid monsters, half-human, half-animal. Naked bodies, perceived in their privacy, embarrassing, unvarnished. With a predilection for intense physical confrontations, brutal, tough.”