Marie-Ange Daudé as is.
Marie-Ange Daudé through her photographs knows how to reverse the order of things and plans. She enters the substance of a naked woman facing various perspectives captured in white or black in shady places.
There is no longer reality on one side and the imaginary on the other. And faced with those who claim to know what reality is – where it begins and where it ends and what its substance is made of – the artist runs less risk of error in thinking that there is an inner reality. and an inner reality of otherworldliness.
And this without necessarily knowing what belongs to one and what belongs to the other. Everything here becomes language, a form to show this so ordinary and so impossible thing which is to be – and without any alternative.
The photographer is always looking for a new unusual place, a new idea. And the one who calls herself “incompetent” and the first picture that struck her was that of a woman in pants, cultivates a particular romanticism and dangerous relationships.
Close to Aubrac and also close to the work of Anselm Kieffer, she cultivates in her life and her work a form of freedom in her ceaseless quest for art. For this, the space opens a passage, where the silhouettes have followed so many clouds that they leave the sky intact.
Marie-Ange Daudé, “Une artiste à nu”, Book edited by the photographer, 2021.