Hélène Planquelle

Young self-taught French artist, Hélène Planquelle develops her aesthetic research around the question of the relationship to the Other.

The other is hell, the brother or the lover. It is the one that we perceive first by the face, always foreign, recalls Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher whom the artist loves.

There is no category here, however, since the images suggest an often ambiguous relationship between beings. If the relationship with the Other is founded on a necessary difference, it is in fact that it invokes a possible rivalry.

It is felt in these entwined couples, a man and a woman generally, to whom it would be difficult to attribute this or that part of the body, as much as it seems impossible to define the nature of the intention, good or bad.