Exhibition catalogue, Heartland, National Gallery, Sofia (Bulgaria), (November 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019)
Texts by Johanna Adorján, Nadezhda Dzhakova, Catherine Millet and Daniel Sibony (English)
Hatje Cantz, 2019
Hardcover, 25,5 x 32,5 cm
This publication has receieved the support of Galerie Templon
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In the newly published volume Heartland, Oda Jaune dedicates a retrospective of her work to the country of her birth, Bulgaria. The companion exhibition took place in the National Gallery in Sofia. This extensive catalogue features a selection of works by the Paris-based artist, which are characterized by complex visual worlds that fluctuate between beauty and disturbance. The publication also documents the monumental sculpture The Caress, which was temporarily placed in a variety of places throughout the country, opening up an intense dialogue between art and nature in public space. Along with works from the early phase of her career, the comprehensive monograph also features current paintings, sculptures, and watercolors, accompanied by essays.
Born in 1979 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oda Jaune has lived and worked in Paris since 2008. The artist uses her work to portray a tormented yet deeply poetical world. In it, images that are tender, naive and violent, occasionally erotic and funny, are mingled together as Jaune continues her frank exploration of a subconscious freed from convention. Her paintings are unsettling, putting the viewer in a position where abandon is the only option and inhibition is futile.