Lamarche-Ovize’s work is characterized by an insatiable and encyclopaedic quest of discovery of botany, gardens, and everyday elements that become nature. The artists delve into an extensive research, exploring scientific books, the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement, which is intrinsically associated with the process, craft, and skill of drawing. Before materializing an artwork, each annotation and project can be found in the artists’ notebooks and graphic journals.
In Lamarche-Ovize’s artworks, there is a harmonious coexistence of a duo and dualities: the intersection of the artists’ media and unique language in a blissful union; the historical and encyclopaedic versus the ephemeral, disregarded, and popular and humorous contemporary elements; the time of the craft, the planning, and the thought that precede and permeate the execution of series of works (or staging of a show), merging with the unexpected events of a travel, a find or just the passage of a specific moment in time, just as the blooming of a Hyacinthe.
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