Originally trained as a painter, but fascinated by the study of semiotics, Eleonore Pironneau blurs the boundaries between artistic systems of signs: painting, photography, collage, music and installation. She approaches her work in a spirit of experimentation, looking for the meeting of process and concept. When this happens the meaning of the work springs from a deeper place than the mind, a place where paradoxes are embraced, where feeling and concept coexist.
Recent paintings include Portrait of imaginary sculpture (2018). The light is the subject of these dark pieces, this same light which defines volumes and allow the shapes to appear. The process which lead to the final pieces is indeed concerned with emergence and this naturally brings to paintings such as the Uncoiling series or Deepening the Mystery a little feel of Spiritism....
Her recent photographs, although not using traditional portraiture, evoke typical human states and feelings such as our struggles with self-inflicted limitations, our dignity –or our ridicule– when in difficulty and our quest for freedom (I'm free! series).