Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence “Man is a geographic human-being.” Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.
“Les Archipels are works of paper which are like dispersed pieces of an intimate and invisible cartography, the fragments of a personal atlas, parcels of territory, of landscapes, unsure and intangible.”
“Patience is here/itself a matter,” she mentions in her artist statement. “The pursuit/ quest of the right gesture is a meditation process, each step of it needs a specific form of patience. In a world, where everything goes so fast, the work of cutting, grooving, folding, collage, the decided slowness of the work is a heaven of peace.”