The work of Laure André is very rich in meanings. She defines herself as plasticien, because she exercises her art on every types of media, even the most uncommon , as petals of "Money plant", real communion wafer, boxes of entomology, place mats, dresses, etc… she even realized moldings of chocolate.
Her artistic field structures around the memory : memories of the deceaseds, of the objects which belonged to them, of the traces they have left of their time on earth, in particular the maintenance of this memory through the acts of worship.
From this comes also a work on the subjects of death and on the fear of the wound, as well as on the function of objects and things that they have used, and finally on objects in general. The way they are used to such or such task, or that they are held with the hands of such or such way is an issue that interests the artist. The notion of appearance / disappearance is thus very present in its work, and Laure André strives to find the technique adequate to every artistic idea to serve this direction : stiff cardboard with punctured holes made with a needle to represent the memory of war veterans with severe facial injuries, silk organdie to suggest the fragility of the childhood and to create effects of duplication and ghosting, embroidery to express the preciosity, engraving on glass lens to engender shadows and reflexions …
Laure André’s universe is not only conceptual, because she always attempts to create "finished" works, using the appropriate technical design, balanced with an accuracy of the gesture and always in search of a pure aestheticism.
Laure André was born in 1981 in Mont Saint (54), France.
She works and live in Strasbourg
Master Degree in Arts (2005) from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Strasbourg (HEAR). Awarded with congratulations.
She is also graduated with a technician's certificate in design of fashion, lycée de La Camargue, Nîmes, France.
2017 Outsider Art Fair, New-York
2016 Outsider Art Fair, Paris
2016 Group show, Galerie Antoine Ritsch-Fish, Bruxelles
2016 Cuisse Froide, solo-show, Galerie Bertrand Gillig (France)
2016 Art Paris, International Artfair with Galerie Ritsch Fisch (France)
2016 Art Karlsruhe, International Artfair (Germany)
2016 Retables, group show, Galerie Kaiser (France)
2015 Scope Basel, (Switzerland), International Artfair with galerie Bertrand Gillig
2015 Pas si Love - Edition 2, galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg
2014 St-Art, International Artfair with Galerie Bertrand Gillig - Solo Focus
2014 Nosographies, solo show, Galerie Bertrand Gillig
2014 Scope New-York, (USA), International Artfair with galerie Bertrand Gillig
2014 Pas si Love - Edition 1, galerie Bertrand Gillig, Strasbourg
2014 Pas si bêtes, galerie Bertrand Gillig
2013 Nature et découvertes, galerie Bertrand Gillig
2012 St-Art, International Artfair, Strasbourg, awarded by the Société des Amis des Arts et des Musées de Strasbourg
2011 Point, duo show with Hervé Bonnhert, Galerie No Smoking, Strasbourg
2010 Les sept péchés capitaux, Galerie No Smoking, Strasbourg
2010 Le mois du blanc… le mois du noir…, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Isabelle Lebre, Paris
2009 Icones, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Isabelle Lebre, Paris
2008 Never say Neverland, un voyage au pays imaginaire", Galerie l’Art de Rien, Isabelle Lebre, Paris
2008 Eat me, Drink me, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Isabelle Lebre, Paris
2007 The Bic show, Galerie l’Art de Rien, Isabelle Lebre, Paris
2007 Le rouge, le bijou, la femme, Bijoutiful art fair, Nîmes
2006 New voices in urban street and outsider art, O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)
2006 Talente 2006, Munich.(Germany) (International competition: creators, craftsmen, designers…)
2005 Masks Attack, with C215 association in Belle-ville, Paris, travelling exhibition
2005 Parcours du design : "objets de vie", La Chaufferie, Strasbourg
2005 Balztools, objets & bijoux contemporains, Galerie Friends of Carlotta, Zurich (Switzerland)