Your work is beautiful at first glance, and makes complete sense as soon as the viewer knows how it has been made. In regard to the paintings which are made using your body and gestural marks, can you tell us more about how they are made?
I do both: traces and paintings. They are different works and different ways of working. The traces are made in movement, letting my body guide the flow and creating a mark on paper. My paintings are made in more of a “traditional way”.
Both are a play between lines, forms and their meetings, creating shapes in balance or not. In paintings colours are important too, they strengthen the forms and create another language between them.
What is your background and where are you working now?
I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. I’m formed in contemporary dance, fine art and fashion. I finally form myself creating again and again, searching. I’ve lived in Paris for the past 20 years.
Does your immediate working environment play a role in the making process of your paintings?
Maybe. This part could be unconscious. I’m now working lightly and flat and I can really see how colours change and how I use them now.
The marks in your work seem very deliberate, how do you work with and choose colour?
They are not for sure! Nothing is planned, no concept, no idea before I facing the paper. It can be like cooking without a recipe: you go, you taste, adjust, etc… until you have what suits you.
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Interviewed by John Bingham