Tamaris Borrelly (b. 1987, Paris) is a French artist who mainly works with drawing, animation, and installation. She graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts under the mentorship of Giuseppe Penone, Ann Veronica Janssens and Djamel Tatah, then furthered her study of 2D animated videos at the School of Visual Art in New York. Now she lives and works in Paris.Read More
Borrelly participated in Silence, a residency exhibition curated by Penone at the Convent of La Tourette by Le Corbusier (2012). In 2013, Borrelly travelled in Asia and stayed in India for several months, during which she participated an artist residency in Mumbai. She also experimented with terracotta as a way to mould forms from her drawing into three-dimensional works. In 2020, she created the set design and videos for dancer-choreographer Clémentine Vanlerberghe's creation, Gratia Lacrimarum.
Tamaris Borrelly's work revolves around the living world, its metamorphoses, its fragility and its durability. Landscape and dreaming are at the centre of Borrelly's work. She questions the relationships between species and the biological links through her search for the fusion of matter. Like the scientist seeking to contribute to universal knowledge, she seeks to create a space opening onto another world.
Text courtesy Galerie Dumonteil Contemporary.