AUBE ELLÉOUËT  (b. 1935)
Aube Elléouët was born in Paris in 1935, the daughter of Andre Breton, the founder and leader of the Surrealist movement, and Jacqueline Lamba, a Surrealist painter. Elléouët used her early exposure to Surrealism to develop her own skills as an artist. Working primarily in collage since 1970, Elléouët’s work removes images from their expected contexts to create striking juxtapositions. The heterogenous compositions reveal a fractured reality which combines everyday images, loaded symbols, and elements of the unconscious and dream world.
In 1977, Elléouët received her first solo exhibition at the Triskele Gallery in Paris. More recently, she has been included in group shows at the Galerie de l'Imagerie, Paris (1987); the Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy, France (2009); and the Galerie 1900-2000, Paris (2012). Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris among other institutions.