Daphné Navarre’s practice departs from her selecting fragments of stories that she edits and censors in order to reflect on what remains: a figure, a meaning or a memory. Tensions between presence and absence plays a central role within her work. By applying subtractive gestures to the object she handles, Daphné Navarre highlights and reveals details which are loaded with symbolic meanings. The «presence through absence» motif is used by the artist in order to shed light onto issues that belongs both to the common and the personal, and strives to always leaves the viewer with a «room for thought*».

Daphné Navarre French artist / studied at Fine Art school Villa Arson in Nice, and Vienna Fine Art school in Heimo Zobernig Studio.
Her work have been presented since 2011 among others at the Palais de Tokyo « Singapour Marina Bay», Hunting and Natur Museum «Follow Me » in Paris, at Villa Arson Art Center, Les archives Sauvages in Nice, at Hussenot Gallery, « Blabla&Chichi on a boat », Galeries Lafayette / Galerie des Galeries, In a Sentimental Mood, in Marseille during Marseille Europeen Capital Culture 2013 «Performance, Empreintes et passages à l’acte», 40 mcube in Rennes, Archeologia, French Insbruck Institute in Austria, Celest im Berg, Musée del'Orangerie in "les Nymphéas de Monet".


* Ed Ruscha.