Mathilde Denize's art does not stick to a specific language, but it ranges with great freedom from painting to installations, from sculptural composition to performances. Her work arises from the desire to bring out a coherent meaning from a present that appears fragmented and discontinuous. A collector of discarded objects, she often cuts her older paintings and then weaves them together to create new compositions made with recycled materials. New works are thus born from the remains of the past, a metaphor for the complicated existence of the human being. Inspired by great experimental artists, such as Carolee Schneemann, Mathilde Denize uses her body as much as painting. Her clothing, which often resembles a sexualized female form, serves as both armor and camouflage. Her paintings are an open diary, which punctuates and dialogues with her sculptures. With subtle gestures, Denize constitutes a set of forgotten and anonymous forms, witnesses of a contemporary archaeology.