We abstract, we transcode,
we map and interpret.
We all do it
all the time
with language, words,
alphabets and sounds
with signs, images, metaphors and maps
with bodies, frowns, smiles and silence
rods and cones, DNA and genes
stats and data, class and gender
bits and pixels, pen and paper
paint and canvas.
Confrontation to different places, cultures and languages engrained and nurtures in me an insatiable curiosity for the vastness of the world, a fascination for the powers and politics of maps, an urgent need to recognize the bias and subjectivity of everything in life, an honest obligation to acknowledge the limits of perception, and an utmost respect for the intrinsic value of time and experience.
These principles permeate all my practice:
from a myriad of map-making works
to hand-made books, paper or paintings
and enduring time-based projects.
Capucine Gros is a Switzerland-born artist who grew up in France and China. She moved to the United States in 2007 to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Painting and New Media Art. She now lives and works in Harlem, New York.
Capucine has completed projects breaching in and out of the art world, from screen-printing workshops in public schools in Savannah, GA, to year-long performances recording her interactions with others as well as life-long paintings or annual hand-made books. In 2011, she completed a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY. She has participated in several group exhibitions around the world and noteworthy solo exhibitions include the 2012 “Little Thank You Show” at the Creative Coast Gallery, Savannah, GA, in which she created a site-specific installation hand-producing and writing 360 letters to exhibition visitors and neighbors, known or unknown.