In Margaux Valengin’s paintings, images are structures that function both visually and metaphorically. Images seduce and awaken symbolisms rooted in a sort of collective unconscious; for Valengin, they are a drive to paint. The objects in her work are metaphors for inner states; they speak for what she feels. Often her attention is drawn to mythology, in great measure because myths are powerful metaphors.
Margaux Valengin (b.1992, based in Brooklyn NY). She studied painting at ENSAV La Cambre (Brussels) and at the Royal College of Art (London). Her work has been exhibited at the Royal College of Art (London) and in September 2017 she will have a solo show at Union Gallery (London).