paintings

Anaïs Cousin

b. 1992, Saint-Malo, France
Lives in Munich, Germany
@cousin.anais

About the artist
Anaïs Cousin

In her figurative paintings, Anaïs Cousin scrutinizes identity and takes a closer look at the isolated figure. Sometimes covered, naked or disguised, they are the embodiment of instants, of silent and intensive concentration.

While constructed in the “fourth wall” – a spatial separation between stage and auditorium – the paintings balance that figuration through minimalist compositions and sensibilities that question the leakage points. “What are the remaining possibilities to make the painting vibrate? How much can you hide from the subject?” Cousin uses ambiguity and fragmentation as strategies in her work, collapsing the distinction between genres such as figuration, landscape and still life.

Originating in personal experience, unfurling a universe of stories and memories, we entangle in the timeless and sometimes voyeuristic universe that the artist creates.

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Selected works
Anaïs Cousin

De l’allure en plastique, 2021

oil on canvas
31.5 x 23.6 inches
80 x 60 cm

Phoenix, 2020

oil on canvas
26 x 33.9 inches
66 x 86 cm

Ici, 2020

oil on canvas
47.2 x 55.1 inches
120 x 140 cm

O.T.(No title), 2017

oil on canvas
31.5 x 35 inches
80 x 89 cm

Green Ray, 2020

oil on canvas
31.5 x 23.6 inches
80 x 60 cm

Mask, 2020

oil on canvas
35 x 26.4 inches
89 x 67 cm

Cosmonaute, 2021

oil on canvas
23.6 x 31.5 inches
60 x 80  x 1.5 cm

Exhibition views
Anaïs Cousin

education, honors, awards and exhibitions
Anaïs Cousin

Education

2014-2021
Painting with Prof. Anke Doberauer, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich – DE

2019
Master in History of Art with highest honours, Distance learning, Université de Lille – FR

Honors & Awards

2020
27. Aichacher Audience Award – DE

2019
Deutschlandstipendium sponsored by Kremer Pigmente – DE

Solo Exhibitions

Die vierte Wand, Atelier von Woyski, Berlin – DE

Group Exhibitions

2020
27. Aichacher Kunstpreis, Aichach – DE
Sans faire avec, Salon Kosch, Geneva – CH
Obst und Gemüse, Bienewitz, Munich – DE
19 Duitse Academies 55 Werken Gopea, Villa de Bank, Enschede – NE
Competition AMMA Panthéon Sorbonne pour l’Art contemporain, Bastille Design Center, Paris – FR

2018
Asymptote, with Eunji Seo, Maison Heinrich Heine, Paris – FR

2017
Das kleine Format, Köglturm, Aichach – DE
Freising Sing, , Altes Gefängnis, Freising – DE
Sehstück, Galerie im alten Rathaus, Prien-am-Chiemsee – DE

2014-2019
Annual Exhibitions, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich – DE

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