Six questions for
Elise Peroi

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Elise Peroi.

Artist Elise Peroi
Lives in Brussels, Belgium

How do you describe your own art practice?

My art practice criss-crosses painting, sculpture, and -in a certain way- installation. I use textile pieces as a way of experimenting nomadic and breathable architecture.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

I never stop exploring the art of weaving, a work or -should we say- a look, that invites fullness and emptiness, always in close relationship with the elements that surround us. Plants of course, as well as minerals, light and shade, and the very air we breathe. I’m also looking for ways to translate the breath of the landscape and the landscape itself as an inhabited place.

What was your first experience with art?

My first experience with art was through the repetitive gestures of handicraft: those of my grandmother, as an illuminator and calligrapher, and those of my mother, who is a seamstress.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

I draw my inspiration mainly from writings about landscape and architecture, and more recently from novels such as those by Barrico and Calvino.

What do you need in order to create your work?

I need time and to exchange with people to continue developing my research.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Anna Boghiguian at Kunsthaus Bregenz.

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