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I stare at the world in an abstract and structural way but without losing awareness of its materiality.

 

I grew up in Paris into a family of architects; immersed in floor plans and section plans drawn on tracing paper and sketch models since my early years. My father would explain things to me with little sketches and arrows on napkins and tablecloths in cafes. I studied architecture in the Beaux Art in Paris. From that time I kept the idea that architecture is a science, with the power to make people behave a certain way and to feel a certain way, and a particular way to encounter ideas and forms, including every part of what I encounter within a vaster plan.

I moved to London in 2000 and switched to painting. In May 2013 I decided to complete a Masters Degree in Painting at City & Guilds of London Art School in South London. I graduated with distinction and won The City & Guilds Art Prize. Since my graduation in September 2015 my work has been exhibited at the Turps Gallery, Charlie Smith London, the Griffin Gallery, and the ASC Gallery. In October 2016 I have opened a new Space Project ‘Pipeline West’ in Putney that I am running with my two partners. In March 2017 my work has been “highly Commended’ by director Iona Blawick of the Whitechapel Gallery.

I moved to London with my husband and son in 2000. It is there that from architecture I turned to compulsive painting. Since 2010 my work has has exhibited in a number of art fairs and venues in the London West End. In April 2013 I curated a major solo exhibition in Mayfair. I attracted the attention of the media and press as well as many a collector with a new captivating subject: The Royal Iris, a historic ferryboat moored in Woolwich next to her studio. Despite the commercial success of my sea paintings and the pleasure I had painting them I was constantly questioning my work..  In May 2013 I decided to complete a Masters Degree in Painting at City & Guilds Art School in South London. The course has provided an academic support for the painter and former architect to explore new transformations – away from representation, into new forms of material and theoretical exploration.

 

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