Born in Marignane (France) in 1973, Anne-Lise Coste is known for her radical approach, in which the creative potential of her art is articulated in the spontaneous gesture and what is directly said, written and painted. In her works, Coste opposes the standardization of art and uncompromisingly points out the fleeting nature of the moment. Drawing plays a main role in portraying a universe based on her idiosyncratic codes: her imagination and daily life being the raw material that inspires her works.

Coste employs in her work –whether airbrush, spray paint, lacquer, acrylic or oil– her drawings and texts, brimming with immediate and spontaneous gestures, are often reminiscent of graffiti and urban space. These compositions of simple schematic shapes and words refer, among other things, to the long history of Art Brut. Considered by the artist to represent the freedom of childhood –but also resistance– this combination of “naïve” lines and specifically referential words or symbols casts a view onto both the violence of our society and the beauty of the world.

Selected works

Blue Nude Women (ass touching)

2017
Oil stick on wood panel
45 × 30 cm ( 17 2332 × 11 1316 inches )

Blue Poem

2014
Airbrush on canvas
155 × 144 × 2 cm ( 61 132 × 56 1116 × 2532 inches )

FREDERICHOPIN

2014
Airbrush on canvas
155 × 166 × 2 cm ( 61 132 × 65 1132 × 2532 inches )

FUCK la mort (peeing on a skull)

2018
Oil and pastel on canvas
180 × 159 cm ( 70 78 × 62 1932 inches )

La lumière

2012
Airbrush and gesso on canvas
152.4 × 121.9 cm ( 60 × 48 inches )

La mort en rose

2018
Airbrush, oil and pastel on canvas
158.5 × 111.5 cm ( 62 1332 × 43 2932 inches )

La rêveuse

2012
Airbrush and gesso on canvas
152.4 × 121.9 cm ( 60 × 48 inches )

Planet Yours

2009
Acrylic on canvas
211 × 160 cm ( 83 116 × 63 inches )

Self portrait, changing the theory of sex

2015
Airbrush on canvas
221 × 157 × 3 cm ( 87 × 61 1316 × 1 316 inches )

Telephone

2015
Airbrush on canvas, glass jars, water, pigment
281 × 156 × 2 cm ( 110 58 × 61 1332 × 2532 inches )

Traverser les montagnes

n.d.
Pastel, watercolor, collage on paper
44.5 × 31.5 × 3 cm ( 17 1732 × 12 1332 × 1 316 inches )

Untitled

2015
Airbrush on paper
56.5 × 75.5 cm ( 22 14 × 29 2332 inches )

Vessels

2019
Oil and spray paint on canvas
344 × 480 cm ( 135 716 × 188 3132 inches )

whe whe whe (hand)

2012
Airbrush on canvas
120 × 150 cm ( 47 14 × 59 116 inches )

Installation

LA LA CUNT

2020
Dortmunder Kunstverein
Dortmund

Sors le monde

2019
La FabriC
Fondation Salomon Art Contemporain
Annecy

La vie en rose

2019
Centre Régional D'art Contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
Sète

BAZOOKA

2019
Chateau d’Assas du Vigan
Montpellier

Things are Getting Better All the Time

2017
Helmhaus
Zurich

Guernica

2013
Eleven Rivington
New York

Critical Episodes (1957-2011)

2012
MACBA
Barcelona

noir noir noir

2011
Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander
Santander

Parmi les singes et les signes

2006
Kunstverein Lingen
Lingen

Anne-Lise Coste

2006
CAN
Centre d'Árt Neuchâtel

Exhibitions

Thinking of you (body and soul)

Madrid
Mar 30 - May 25, 2019
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Flatland

Barcelona
Jan 13 - Mar 23, 2018
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WATCHDOG-LAPDOG-PLAYDOG

Barcelona
Apr 02 - May 07, 2016
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Blue Water

Madrid
Apr 21 - May 16, 2015
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Être en vie l’infini

Barcelona
Nov 02, 2011 - Jan 04, 2012
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5 days 5 years

Barcelona
Apr 15 - May 22, 2010
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Shining by Absence

Barcelona
May 28 - Jul 25, 2009
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Save Picasso

Barcelona
Jan 31 - Mar 29, 2008
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F R A N C E

Barcelona
Apr 07 - May 27, 2006
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