FRANÇOISE GILOT
Fragile Balance
1985
76x56 cm
ink on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

Exhibited:
Françoise Gilot: Gilot100, Várfok Galéria, 2021.11.27. – 2022.01.15.

During the 1980s Gilot began to interpret the framework of human representation more freely. As a result, she produced a series of Indian ink drawings, a comic rendering of a hypothetical cocktail party. The drawings in the series feature figures 'appearing' at this party, complete with apposite captions. The ironic tone of ‘Self Confident’ and ‘Fragile Balance’ contains a real message, a sincerity underlying an apparent playfulness. The captions to the surreal bodies draw attention to details that, while they may be dwarfed by the overall effect of the drawings, become catalysts for the intellectual movement of the works. The high-heeled shoes worn by the amoeba-like body, signifying confidence, or the bulky female figure balancing on tiny wheels and toes, create an amusingly absurd atmosphere. The pair of images perfectly captures the iconic traits of Gilot's art, a synthesis of the abstract and the figurative, infused with the artist's sense of humour.

FRANÇOISE GILOT
Fragile Balance
1985
76x56 cm
ink on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

Exhibited:
Françoise Gilot: Gilot100, Várfok Galéria, 2021.11.27. – 2022.01.15.