Plenum, master seminar, artistic mentoring
Mathilde Rosier studied fine arts (master) at the école nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam as well as economic sciences (master) at the Dauphine University Paris.
«When it works, painting, like music, interrupts the incessant functioning of language in the ever-agitated mind, creating a moment of silence. Like a landscape after a long walk. It lets us forget our story and our face. It’s a kind of joy that makes one leap and collects something deep within.» We can only «understand» what we are looking at once we renounce the desire to interpret it. This attitude is linked to the traditions of Japanese haiku and Zen kōan, both closely related to Rosier’s own practice, in which the simplicity and brevity of impressions provides depth and perfection. In this sense, interpretation is considered a descriptive cage that goes against the intention of suspending language. Mathilde Rosier was born in Paris, and currently lives in Burgundy, France.
Her solo exhibitions and performances have been shown at the Camden Arts Center, London; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; The Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunstverein Hannover; and Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris. In the past years she took part in exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Galleria de Arte Moderno, Milan; Kunsthaus Graz; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; and Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.