"It is by elimination that I ended up calling what I do sculpture. There was no other choice. I didn't want to call it "art" or "installation". I think it's great that Boris Groys said in his book "The Communist Postscript" that art that looks like art can't be art. For me, all the art of commentary in which we are at the moment bores me. Many artists are just interpreting and revisiting with little nuances. It's art that looks like art, and since it was art at one point, it can only get further away. So, what is the non-art part of what I do? For the garbage cans, for example, people tell me they look too much like garbage cans. No. They're trash cans, they can only look like what they are, that's my guarantee. I want them to be recognized, it's significant of something that is garbage and not art. And it was watching science fiction movies like Terminator that I saw the sculpture I was making. The Venilia wall comes from there, it's the passage from liquid to solid. It's morphing done at home!
When I was doing the garbage, I thought about Aliens. For me, science fiction is in the garbage, it's organic science-fiction, not technological."
Since her beginnings, Anita Molinero’s work has combined objects and composite materials recovered mostly from the street.
The artist curves, digs, imbricates, burns, blows up, opens…, the forms are thus freed by gesture. With the series of wall works Croûûûtes criardes, she uses aqueous acrylic paint, acetone or extruded polystyrene. True representations of craters, volcanoes or views of the Australian desert, the artist describes these works as “bas-reliefs on paint”, always positioning herself in a sculptor’s approach. Anita Molinero was born in 1953 in Floirac. She lives and works between Paris and Marseille. She graduated from the Ècole supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille and teaches sculpture there. Her work is present in numerous public collections- FRAC and Municipal Funds of Contemporary Art, La piscine de Roubaix, MAMCO in Geneva- and private. Her work can also be seen in the public space, such as at the tramway station “Porte de la Villette” in Paris. In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions, Anita Molinero had her first retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris from March 25 to July 24, 2022.
Collaboration with the Christophe Gaillard gallery