With the same image of Freud’s divan on its front and back covers, Orion Aveugle – Anne Laure Sacriste’s new artist’s book – offers a selection of recent paintings marked by an intensification of the characteristics we have come to know: monochrome grounds, vegetal motifs and visual anamneses. Borrowing the principle of free association (here, of pictures) from psychoanalysis, she also includes a fragment from Nicolas Poussin’s Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun,. This is her simultaneous subversion of the ideals of classical clarity and analytical decoding: we can see only thanks to blindness and dazzlement. Thanks to Shelter Press (St Martin).
48 pages + 2 inserts, 16.5 x 23 cm, hardcover, Shelter Press (St Martin).