Works from the collection
Roselyne Titaud: Sans Titre, from the series Intérieurs, 2001
Three delicate roses in a vase decorated with blue ornaments are shown in this color photograph by Roselyne Titaud. The slender vessel stands on the edge of a piece of dark brown furniture, perhaps a dresser or sideboard. The light wallpaper shows a tone-on-tone leaf pattern. The room in which the arrangement is located is only hinted at by the strict cropping the artist has chosen. And yet the arrangement and design suggest a living room or dining room, furnished and decorated in the style of past decades, in the taste of a certain generation. If you take a closer look at the blossoms of the roses, you are surprised to discover that they are not real plant parts at all, but instead a kind of snail shells, attached to artificial stems. Such an illusion would be called trompe-l'œil in the field of painting. Whereas there the illusion of a space is created by the skilful use of perspective, in the case of the "flowers" observed by Roselyne Titaud the illusion is created by the use of an alien but in its external form comparable plastic object.
The creative use of elements and forms from nature is a subject area often reflected on by Roselyne Titaud. She has investigated this in particular using the example of home furnishings in France and Berlin, and has produced photographic interiors and still lifes that present countless variations of decoration – up to and including the decidedly bizarre. But also moments of memory of times past, of family structures and atmospheres, biographical traces – all this is reflected in the objects that seem so trivial to outsiders, sensitively photographed by Roselyne Titaud.
Roselyne Titaud (b.1977 in Aubenas, France) studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in St. Etienne. She has lived in Berlin since 2010. In 2019, a solo exhibition by Roselyne Titaud took place at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur as part of the Internationale Photoszene Cologne.
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Sitftung Kultur, Köln