Cecilie Marková, born in Kyjoy in Slovakia (Czech Republic) into a modest family, trained as a milliner before working in a clothing shop. Initiated by her husband to spiritualism, she has particular aptitudes to communicate with the afterlife. So when her husband died suddenly of pneumonia - she was 42 years old - leaving her alone and childless, she found refuge in this practice and began to transcribe her communications with the spirits on paper in order to make them visible. These exchanges become the only meaning of her life. She then practices drawing following a ritual that begins with a short meditation. Then, guided by an invisible force, she draws her patterns with a lead pencil in a spontaneous and nervous way and only reintervenes to apply colour to her patterns.
Her very personal, intriguing creations, as if on the verge of a revelation, present fantastic hybrid beings - plants, molluscs, primitive amphibians - floating forms that seem to dissolve to form an abstract composition. Cecilie Marková wrote: “I am attracted to worlds where there are no real forms”.
Préface : Philippe Baudouin
Avant-propos : Christian Berst.
Publié à l’occasion de l’exposition Au delà : aux confins du visible et de l’invisible, du 07 mars au 13 avril 2019.