• 02.09.23 - 08.10.23

Milène Sanchez's second solo exhibition will be held in Paris at the Claire Gastaud gallery.
For this exhibition, Milène Sanchez is presenting a group of recent oil paintings on canvas, including four large-format works (170 x 220 cm) created especially for the gallery space.

Milène Sanchez's painting is an exploration of colour and light. Her images play with blur and sharpness. The aim is to capture their movements and the light they reflect, to bring them to life. Her work makes no attempt to follow in the tradition of bouquet painting or still life, nor to use the motif as a pretext for abstraction. His pictorial creation is nourished by writing, in notes that record his thoughts and observations following a reading, a film or the sight of a painting. In painting, as in writing, her aim is to engage in a dialogue with her object, to lose control of the gesture and then regain it. Her thoughts wander over the canvas until the image appears, until the 'fluorescence' bursts forth. Using screen captures from films or photographs, she paints something that would be impossible to say or see. Milène Sanchez's technique is characterised by the use of pigments that she prepares herself to achieve new shades, between natural and artificial tones. She works with oil paint and turpentine and uses the glazing technique, superimposing successive thin layers to create a unique atmosphere in each of her canvases.

Milène Sanchez graduated from ESAD Saint-Étienne in 2021 (Atelier Denis Laget).
In 2021, Milène Sanchez won the Prix Horizon Desjoyaux. A series of works is acquired by the Frac Auvergne and the Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône.
In 2022, she joins the Moly Sabata artist residency and has her first solo show at the Claire Gastaud gallery in Clermont-Ferrand.
She takes part in the «Secrets de fabriques» exhibition at the Musée Paul Dini (Villefranche-sur-Saône).
In 2023, she took part in several group exhibitions:
«Beautés» at the Frac Auvergne (curator Jean-Charles Vergne)
«Coi, Cristof Yvoré» at the Verrière Hermès in Brussels (curator Joël Riff)
«Immortelle», La Panacée, Moco Montpellier - nouvelle génération (curator Anya Harrison)
Same years, a number of works also joined the Frac Poitou-Charentes collection.
In September 2023, Galerie Claire Gastaud presents her second solo Show in its parisian space " vision rapide, vision appuyée"