Next group exhibition:

"Textures"

26 June- 13July 2024 (Wed-Sat 11-6pm)

MART GALLERY

190A Rathmines Road Lwr , Dublin 6, D06 R9F9 Ireland


Adeline Gaudefroy

Visual artist

I explore resilience and vulnerability, beginning with notes and sketches that symbolize nonverbal cues. I transform selected drawings into oil paintings, capturing the essence of unique, irreplicable love through a close-up perspective.

01

Maps, 2020-2022

In the intricate realm of maps, I ponder our ability to navigate amid shifting data. Amidst global transitions, I craft layers beneath me, unfolding a panorama of places marked by time's touch.

The vivid hues and defined shapes persist beyond temporal constraints. As data aims for logical precision, questions arise about truth and arbitrary lines. Where do I stand? What guides my path? Mapping the "here" proves elusive, transient. Maps are fleeting, tethered to today, amiss tomorrow.

Plans confine, but our souls persist in forward motion, unrestrained.

a watercolor painting of an abstract landscape

Work

02

Posthumous, 2018-2020

This project aims to capture the psychological journey of survivors, from fear and anxiety to hope and resilience, as they navigate life after trauma.

Rather than providing explicit narratives, the project seeks to inspire others to process their own experiences and find healing in their own unique way.

Drifted,

Oil on canvas,

50x50cm, 2020

David, posthumous portrait

Acrylic, chinese ink on paper

21 × 29.7 cm, 2020


a black and white drawing on a piece of paper

etching and aquatint seri7


03

What is the deepest in man is the skin, 2016-2018

Portrait collection inspired by Valery's notion of human depth. The portraits examine the intricacies of human nature by closely examining subject's skin tone, texture, and the many layers of skin.

They encourage reflection on the beauty and enigmas of human form.

an acrylic painting of a person with green eyes.

Self-portrait, Acrylic on canvas, 70x90cm

a drawing of a person sitting on the floor next to a ladder

"If we did not find life difficult, beauty would not have the appeal it does."


Art as Therapy, A.De Botton, J. Armstrong, 2013

a painting of a bridge with a fire in it.

About

Adeline Gaudefroy, a French visual artist currently based in Dublin, explores themes of courage and its erosion by fear in society through her artistic vision. Utilizing serene surroundings in her artwork, she creates a juxtaposition between calm and vulnerability, highlighting the resilience of the individuals portrayed. Through her art, Adeline aims to foster empathy and connection among viewers, urging them to confront their fears and discover the courage within themselves.


Educated at the University of Lille, France, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Arts and Critical Studies, and later at Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta in Rome, Italy, where she obtained a Masters in International Relations and Intercultural Cooperation. Adeline's diverse academic background deeply influences her approach to both societal issues and linguistic nuances in her work.


As a member of Mart Studios and Gallery, Adeline has her own art studio where she continues to produce thought-provoking pieces. Her works have been exhibited in both France and Ireland, garnering attention for their poignant exploration of human emotion and societal dynamics.

View from solo exhibition “L’échappée” by Adeline Gaudefroy at Maison natale de Condorcet, 2013

CV & Artist Statement

Exhibitions

Selected Group exhibitions

2023 Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival, Fingal County Council, Ireland


2019 Portes ouvertes des ateliers d'artistes, Lille, France


2017 Cashel Arts Festival, Cashel, Ireland


2017 19th Annual Postcards from the edge, Visual aids, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


2016 Made in MEXICO, Centre Culturel La Parole errante, Montreuil, France


2016 1st Annual Members Exhibition, GOMA Contemporary Gallery, Waterford, Ireland


2015 What do you WISH? Mail art , Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, New York, U.S.A


2014 Annual group exhibition, Commonplace Artists'Studios, Dublin, Ireland


2013 Drawing on the Back of an Envelope, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland


2012 N 50° 44'36.3 E030 08'43.8, Galerie des 3 Lacs, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France


2011 N 50° 44'36.3 E03 08'43.8, Galerie Commune, Tourcoing, France (Catalogue)

Solo exhibition

2013 L’échappée, Maison natale de Condorcet, Ribemont, France

Screenings

2015 HackFest 2015, A4 Sounds, Dublin, Ireland


2014 MusicVideoArt, Heure Exquise!, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France


Residencies

2023 Cleaning the house, Marina Abramovic Institute, Greece


2018 The Burren Art gallery, Tibberton, County Clare, Ireland

Bibliography

Gaudefroy, A. “The power of stillness” The Visual Artists’News Sheet, May 2024.


University Lille 3 (2011). N°44'36.3 E03 08'43.8 [Exhibition catalogue] Tourcoing, France: Galerie Commune

Professional Affiliations

2024-Now Studio Member, MART Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland


2023-Now Professional Member, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin, Ireland


2023-Now Professional Artist, International Association of Art, NGO in official relations with

UNESCO, Paris, France.

Education

2011 Masters Degree International relations and intercultural cooperation, Lille 3 University, France


2010 1st year of Master’s Intercultural relations and International Cooperation, Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta, Rome, Italy


2009 Bachelor's degree of Visual and Critical studies, Lille 3 University, France

Contact

Get in Touch

Email: adelinegarte@gmail.com



Socials:

@adeline__gaudefroy


Studio:

Mart HX Village Studios

18A Greenmount Ln, Harold's Cross, Dublin, D12 C953

View of Mart HX Village Studios, Dublin

Copyright permissions


Adeline Gaudefroy retains full copyright in all images of her work. Requests to reproduce images of works by the artist should be submitted to I.V.A.R.O, Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation.

Failure to obtain permissions to reproduce images of copyrighted material will result in legal action.