Maude Arsenault – Resurfacing
Publisher: Deadbeat Club, 2024
Softcover, 96 pages, English
New in seal
A follow up to her debut monograph Entangled (Deadbeat Club, 2020), Resurfacing furthers Maude Arsenault’s visual poetry with ongoing, honest exploration of the female experience. Time passes; family life fractures and splinters with it. Surfaces crack under a varnish of quiet and soft tones, as folds and crevasses are mirrors of an inner, newly reappropriated body.
Resurfacing is an essential extension of her work, translating the delicate and subdued power of her images into a tactile, textured design—giving amplitude and rhythm to Arsenault’s feminist visual language.
After several years behind the lens in the fashion world, Maude Arsenault, photographer, artist, mother and feminist, forks around 2015 towards the visual arts. Her work invests the themes of female representation, private space, domesticity and intimacy within the framework of a photographic and material approach which oscillates between abstract compositions, self-portraits, landscapes and images documentaries. She explores from the photographic and printed image, collage, sculpture and installation. In doing so, her projects deploy bodies as spaces and unexpected spaces of the body, in a perspective of self-determination for women.