Alice BIAIS-BELARD sublimates the post reunification of the Abbaye de REIGNY

The artist was only able to hang his works up for a fleeting evening. On the walls of the magnificent reception room, located in the Abbaye de REIGNY, a high place with Cistercian heritage in our area. A unique presentation that benefited the participants of the Departmental Commission for the Territorial Postal Presence of Yonne (CDPPT) during their reunification. Too bad, three times too bad for lovers of visual art that the exhibition could not last longer among these ancient stones …

VERMENTON : The invitation card promised a surprise, in the form of an animation, without actually specifying the contours. Yonne’s territorial delegate for the La Poste group, Christine MORANGE, who was responsible for the logistics of this event, an event open to partners from the Honorable Institution, had not said a word about the program.

The setting could not in advance leave the representatives of the Yonne communities who met at the venue: Abbey of REIGNY, indifferent. A small heavenly setting for sight and smell – the magnificent flower-rich spaces with captivating scents – a heritage and spiritual work that Béatrice and Louis-Marie MAUVAIS have built step by step and through self-sacrifice and willpower. A couple of “gentlemen farmers” who never gave up in adversity to carry high their hearts this project as we know it now.

A richly improved space …

The decor, then. A scene adjacent to one of the walls of the building and abundantly sprinkled with the bright light from its projectors, just to create the atmosphere. Different personalities from La Poste Group in our region will follow each other on it. Come to remember the weight of the postal institution in its territorial perimeter, made of implications and investments. Especially with communities.

From Hélène MERLE LABROUSSE, Director of Resources and Support for Digital Transformations to Gilles DEMERSSEMAN, the regional elected official, well known in the Landerneau, who took over the chairmanship of the CDPPT just a few months ago. From Jacques PERRIER, regional delegate for the “large post office” in Burgundy Franche-Comté, who came specifically from Dijon to the prefecture’s representative, Dominique YANI. We will return to this later.

The walls of the monastery construction, finally to finish. They attract irresistible attention. Logically, canvases are hung from picture rails at eye level. Colorful, deep, contemplative. These are works by the artist Alice BIAIS-BELARD. An aesthetic in the matter: the abstract representation in all its grandeur. His universe allows him to express himself in a space of freedom, abundantly controlled, and pushes his thoughts toward infinity.

The spontaneity that the acrylic plant offers …

The support chosen by the painter is none other than acrylic. It gives him spontaneity in the expression of his creativity.

“The background of my canvases, she specifies, is always rich in materials: notes, sand, marble dust, even fabric …”.

The effect is striking. The result is noble. In perfect harmony with the place, this Cistercian relic was restored to the leash by the unfailing will of the MAUVAIS couple. A place where it is imperative to discover the smallest corner. In a meditative way …

The artist frequents the seraglio of the visual arts in his capacity as an actress invested in an exuberant imagination for more than thirty-five years. A path marked by success for this graduate of Sciences Po. Sorry a bit, but Alice BIAIS-BELARD has hung her works up at several exhibitions and galleries in France (Honfleur, Chatou, Paris, Vézelay …), but also abroad (Canada, Italy).).

His paintings are coveted by private collectors. Whether they are American, Japanese, Italian or Swiss nationals. When will the rich patrons in the Middle East?

Until late in the evening, therefore, the guests of the La Poste group will have enjoyed this impromptu immersion in the paintings of this artist, who regularly exhibits in Yonne (Avallon, Vézelay, etc.), and who makes the famous phrase his own. by the master of cubism Pablo PICASSO: “a painting lives only by the one who looks at it”.

In view of the number of glances conscientiously cast on the canvases, there is no longer any doubt: the works of this artist, erected on Drouot, are more vivid than ever!

Thierry BRET

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