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Valérie Chrétien

The artist Valérie Christian painted to transmit emotions, but also to provoke them. Serenity, nostalgia, change of scenery, his works are all invitations to travel, temporal and geographic.
His source of inspiration: the emblematic places of his life
The artist draws his inspiration from the emblematic periods and places of his life. Africa, Madagascar and Latin America were its youth territories where it rubbed shoulders with daily misery. But Valérie Christian has only kept colorful memories, which she reproduces with a simplicity which gives her paintings a universal character.
Brittany, the land of roots and refuge, occupies the other essential place of its work. Valérie Christian resides there and nourishes her work with her solo walks on the customs road and the deserted beaches.
The unpredictability of the end result
In her workshop, Valérie Christian strives to detach herself from the figurative to get rid of the rules, reformulating on the canvas what she saw, from a non -realistic angle, in yellow, red and blue.
On the floor, the canvas is covered with Past Modeling or Marouflated Papiers on which it applies layers of paint which, to give relief, will be rubbed, scratched and even sanded. Then she recovers these "paint juices" which, in addition to pigments, will enhance the other canvases having dried on the easels.
Art always contains a part of mystery that Valérie Christian maintains by finalizing its creation only at the very last moment. She chooses to mix the abstract and the figurative by sketching a sail, a rock on the foreshore, or to give free rein to the imagination of the spectator, in front of a canvas devoid of familiar benchmarks.
It is this unpredictability of the final result which also appeals to it in the inks that it has been practicing in recent years, and which, thanks to the alchemy taking place between liquids and papers, always contain a part of unknown.

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