Empty chairs or absentee print

Emil Weiss – film director. April 2014

The staging of  the « absence » in the painting of Lisa Seror can’t leave us indiffèrent. And for good reason ! We are invited into her artwork and willing to come inside : from our eyes, the painting takes all of its consistence.

Those empty chairs, which imperceptibly change, from figurative to abstract, interrogate us with insistence : are they left there by those who have passed away without leaving other mark, except those empty chairs. The people we couldn’t grieve. Or, are they empty because of our exile ?

Those paintings gives us a relevant representation of this chronic questioning.


Some work of the painter, the first part of her inspirations, gives us a clue about her very own universe, a striking illustration of a lost heaven. Those paintings are a testimony of her origins

Lisa Seror is moving, her work still has a lot to tell us…