Life isn’t good it’s excellent

  • Elise Corpataux
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Photo : Arunà Canevascini / Elise Corpataux

In an expressive rendering of semi-conscious drift, Elise Corpataux’s (*1994, Fribourg) practice has developed around sentimental imagery. With their romantic tropes, her paintings evoke the passing of time, the variation of days, nostalgia. Often in counterpoint, mnesic markers throw up evidence of a psychic life in search of
a formula for existence.

Life isn’t good it’s excellent constructs a panorama that is at once personal and destitute. In its deliberate sentimentality, affection is also the locus of humour, just where it hurts most. Corpataux’s painting evokes areas of contact between memory and art and the idea of a life as celebration.


Nicolas Brulhart

  • Agglomeration Fribourg
  • City of Fribourg
  • State of Fribourg
  • Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council
  • Loterie Romande

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