« My name is Lucia Salzgeber. I was born in 1988 en the east of France. Very early,
I was overwhelmed by this inevitable that time is crossing us from both side. »
Lucia Salzgeber deeply understand, thanks to her paternal grandmother, survivor of the
Nazis extermination camps, that the humain being can transcend himself. Very young, she
lives intimate and collective experiences in wich she is pushing herself because she wants to
glimpse the furious, wounded, ambiguous and primary intensity of self and others.
Two professors of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Rennes will become precious
supports for her artistic path. She let herself imbued by the introspective and humanist vision
of artists like Odilon Redon, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Cy Twombly, Michael
Ackerman, Antoine d’Agata... She progressively forges the backbone of her work.
She sketches and full dozens of notebooks wich are still following her. Writing is a way to
“bandage” the mind: "Why is it that when things become something, writing is difficult?”
She divides her life by long moments of creation in an intense solitude wich are giving birth
to installations mixing body, pictural and performative languages.
During a few years, she builds a place where “incidence” is the key word.
In 2017, Lucia Salzgeber set up in a former granite factory of 7000m2, building she names
“Relief”: a sensitive agreement between relief and oscillations.
The workshop hanging in a pit, like a moored boat, is held by its white walls. On the ground,
a black expanse is waiting. Dozens of paintings lying. Standing up, black apron, hands
greased with black ink, she is leaning against her white paper. She silently beats the beat of a
single piece of classical music, wich envelops her for hours. Equipped of her thickly coated
scrapers, she lays her body on the ground and on the white surface, wich moves the moment.
The artist Lucia Salzgeber digs the white with the black, she delivers the black to release the
white. She is writing a temporality in the timeless.
Her works are Time marks in resonance with her life: L’Odeur de l’Ombre, Lueur
d’être, Rides des Reliefs, Ils se compromettaient dans la buée, Le ciel est
clos, Il tourment, Le drap de sa traversée, Houle sourde...* Impulsing in the
other an instictive contemplation.
In the N1003L, N1004L, N1005L, N1006L series .... Lucia Salzgeber shape the work to its
Like a perpetual beginning, with an intangible feverishness, her work is a back ans forth
between painting, writing and installation. This triad gives all the tickness to her works.
* The Smell of the Shadows, Glow of Being, Wrinckles Of Reliefs, They were compromised in
the mist, The Sky is closed, They torment, The sheet of their crossing, Deaf swell...