Comma illusions

Drawer-painter Arpaïs Du Bois (1973) formulates her (pre)occupation as a fight against forgetting, against oblivion. She is a drawer/thinker, a thinker/writer, a writer/drawer. She is represented by Gallery FIFTY ONE and published books with TOOHCSMI, Lannoo and Hannibal.  

The work of drawer-painter Arpaïs Du Bois is strongly layered and analytic to counter the congested reality of the surrounding world. Her drawn journal-like compulsively filled books show us syntheses of images where any pretension of showing truth is excluded. Since there is no such thing as truth, as reality, everything gravitates around the perception of it. This is what she catches on paper, what she transforms through the adventure of the line, the playing and banging of colours. These drawing books, consisting of refined forms and scattered phrases, carefully positioned on sometimes empty grounds or sometimes painterly surfaces, have designated her public output, generally providing the content for her exhibitions in the form of pages torn from the notebooks arranged in novel constellations. These constellations have a high level of poetic strength as well as a striking fragility.

There is a specific ‘political’ dimension to the work of Arpaïs Du Bois, what she produces is nothing more nor less than a claim, for words opposed to rationalism of our time, for thoughts which by their false authority reaffirm the properly human dimension of our lives.

Drawing is to her the continuation of thinking.


> Content150 drawings
> ConditionFramed
> TransportFrom Brussels
> Rental conditionsThe borrower will be in charge of:
-The transport from and to Brussels
-The insurance nail to nail
-Flight and journey of the curator from Madrid
- Flight and journey of the artist from Brussels



  • Title: Tout droit vers la fin en sifflotant
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size: 25 x 19 cm
  • Language: English
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Publisher: Hannibal
  • ISBN: 978 94 9208 156 8


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