Europe

Chloé Quenum
Les allégories

The stained glass windows of Chloé Quenum’s Les Allégories evoke the sacred and describe the movement of a rooster in the form of patterns extracted from a wax fabric found in Benin. The in situ motif becomes a motive of situation to materialize a certain idea of the movement. Her work is a form of thought about written language transformed into a sculpted piece.

The works of Chloé Quenum draw their inspirations and forms across multiple fields and cultural domains. She appropriates them in order to shift uses and generate new formal and symbolic identities. Recently, the artist traveled to West Africa where she became interested in the relationship between weaving techniques and their symbolic correspondence in terms of narratives and codification.