Danielle Lemaire (1967, Breda) creates drawings, paintings, performances, soundworks, and graphical prints. She releases books, records, cassettes and CDs on her own label Inner Landscapes and she organizes exhibitions and live events. She also gives sound-performances and teaches drawing and painting. Danielle creates work in a concentrated and sensitive manner, in which time investment and duration play an important role.
This time investment gives the work a layered quality and ‘brings it to life’. The drawings and paintings usually contain subjects such as ’empty’ interiors in which human presence is suggested; shadows and echoes of human life. The image can also be populated with people; a (self-)portrait, people to whom a specific memory is connected, or anonymous people in a seance-like setting.
At This Art Fair, Danielle will show new works in different media: beautifully made riso stenciled books and prints, her latest record, refined drawings, small paintings, and more. Also she will set up a solo show in the form of a museum, ‘le Secet’, placed within her booth at the Fair. The show is titled: ‘Where there is ego it spooks’, after a text by Jacques Derrida. The museum has a scale of 1:20 and functions as a real museum.
By putting up the museum, Lemaire states that an individual artist can rule a museum on her own merits, not having to deal with predetermined institutional rules or a closed system that is often based on political and economically correct choices.