Manipulation of materials, construction, moulding, accumulation... Most of Elvia Teotski's artistic gestures pertain to an eminently sculptural praxis. And yet her works are also informed by her interest in what is short-lived, fragile, or evolutive, therefore quickly shifting them towards the realm of the living. Oftentimes, she uses biological materials to construct (and deconstruct) shapes. Agar-agar, turf, candy floss, mushrooms, potatoes, soap bubbles – she makes use of biological transformation cycles to produce moving, indefinite volumes. Therefore, her exhibitions are designed as sequences indexed to the more or less protracted pace of organic occurrences. Elvia Teotski also creates videos, which, like her sculptures/installations, emphasise the perception of micro-phenomena and focus our attention on the realm of the infrathin.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.