fanny allié

Ranging from collages, collagraphs prints, installations and mixed media, my practice based on the relationship between the body, the human and the urban landscape is inspired by remnants, refuse, overlooked and lost elements of daily existence.

In my work I integrate various collected materials such as used and torn garments, strips of plastic, party accessories and other small pieces of jewelry found on the street. Assembling them in relation to each other I take cues from existing stains and other mishaps. Each piece resulting in a combination of accidents and intentions is a materialization of fugitive moments, gestures and encounters.

Both the figures I create, as well the spaces into which I place them, are fragile and unstable, they exist in a fleeting "in-between" state, evolving in obscure, undetermined and loosely structured spaces that I create for them. My characters, ill-defined and unrestrained by their surroundings are shown in motion within uncertain landscapes, like hanging by a thread, suspended. They question the presence of the body in the city and the ways of inhabiting spaces.
My characters -inspired by the observation of people’s everyday motions and actions- act as recurrent symbols that can be seen throughout my work. The figures fuse with their surroundings, bordering on abstraction; they turn into lost spirits that become the substance of the city itself, thereby creating a collective mythology of the spaces we inhabit daily.

Each piece is composed around the idea of an encounter between bodies and landscape components. Abandoned debris, human beings, and the movement of the city are coalesced and reformed into hybrid entities. Streets are depicted as a powerful, transformative force. Objects caught and battered in their flow retain the energy of those who traverse these passages.