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One Hundred Ghost Stories
One Hundred Ghost Stories is the first publication dedicated to the work of French artist Anastasia Bay. Often large in scale, her paintings depict human figures on abstract and vibrant color fields. These immense, languid bodies, neither man nor woman, impose themselves with a solemnity suitable to the divinities venerated in non-western cultures. Powerful yet fragile, her characters are closely framed by the canvas, sometimes even slipping outside. Multiplying layers of visibility, her paintings embody choreographic compositions of lines and color as a form of bodily inscription that unfolds in time.