For French artist Annelies Coste a blank sheet of paper is the place to determine her feelings and ideas about herself and the world. Until recently, she created countless drawings on a daily basis, spontaneous notes on world history and private mythologies, political statements and visual puns. A selection of these drawings was published in NON (Edition Patrick Frey, 2003).
Coste began to experiment with spray paint and an airbrush. Text and writing became increasingly important, both as a visual code and as carriers of meaning. Light-handedly and with playful ease, she began to address existential questions and to challenge power and authority. She created text-images using quotes, key words, and poetic inventions of her own. Sometimes these fragments are standing by themselves on a blank sheet, and sometimes they cover the entire sheet as wildly ornamental accusations and demands.
Poemabout presents a selection of this work as well as a poster and small volume of her poems.