In her solo show Since Fish And Painting Are Maid, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre presents an in-situ work in Komplot's new venue. Lefebvre's work imagines paintings as 'deposits' evoking the notion of money placed in a bank or rubbish placed in the trash. As a painter, Lefebvre knows brilliantly how to adopt the role of the female author. Her work plays subtly around eroticism and romanticism. In Lefevbre's holistic settings, the viewer is invited not only to behold the work but to enter it.
Stefaan Willem, Komplot, 2016
The paintings and structures from Marie-Fleur Lefebvre are all derived from her artistic conviction that regards the medium painting as deposit, as waste material. In a literally aggressive act towards her own medium, Lefebvre sometimes tears thick layers of paint from her former paintings and uses these shapes to construct new, highly physical and gestural painterly structures. On the other hand, she works often in an almost sculptural manner with painting, and creates these thick acrylic painting-shapes independently from the ‘canvas’, and considers this carefully constructed artistic garbage as autonomous bodies or skins, who are finding themselves lost and forgotten in the wasteland between painting, sculpture and (post-apocalyptical) space.
Thibaut Verhoeven, SMAK, 2017