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Cormontreuil (51), France
Régine Thill explores the representation of the female body. His paintings are rarely self-portraits but their evolution is eminently autobiographical. They question the contradictions that surround the image of women today (and mainly their own), torn between feminism or neo-feminism and affirmation, exhibition of femininity.
It represents naked women’s bodies most often or with certain female attributes; these bodies merge into each other, mingle, conjugate, interpenetrate, juxtapose, superimpose, telescope and stack each other....These images of bodies come from multiple sources: the female press, even male, Instagram (a real breeding ground), sometimes with the great masters, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Michel -ange...... She draws them, re-draws them, fragments them, distorts them and combines them in many ways to form women’s interlacing. These jumble of bodies may appear as scenes of orgies, but are in fact "landscapes of flesh". They evoke bodies struggling in an "in-between", oscillating between the desire to assume their singularity, to claim their imperfections, their defects, their wounds, their sufferings and the submission to society’s injunctions to perfection, to unattainable criteria of beauty.
Régine Thill’s paintings mix "naked" and "naked" (1): the "nakedness" associated with embarrassment, the embarrassment felt by the helpless body of her clothes, fragile, defenceless and the "nakedness" evoking self-confidence, the body flourishing, triumphant, balanced, dominant, proud. Each painting is like a braid or a weave: several "strands" passing sometimes above, sometimes below and which question in their points of intersection, the contradictions and ambiguity of the image of the female body.
(1): She borrows the distinction between the two terms from art historian Kenneth Clark.
- Master of Fine Arts obtained at the U.F.R. des Arts in Strasbourg.
- Certified Fine Arts teacher, college teacher since 1999 (since 2001 in Mourmelon-le-Grand) while continuing her pictorial practice.
: Sors ton Art, Reims2013
: exhibition on the site of the Mécène Art2012 participatory financing site
: Collective exhibition galerie Lulu-Mirette, Toulouse
2011: Exhibition at the É.R.A
of the Jean Moulin high school in Forbach2010
: Exhibition at the All Seasons hotel in Compiègne / Contemporary Art Festival "Hors-Courant", Toulouse2008
: Contemporary Art Destival "Hors-Courant", Toulouse / Collective exhibition at the Lulu-Mirette gallery, Toulouse2003
: Exhibition at the "Carré Mauve" in Forbach2001
Selected for the Barcelo Foundation’s international painting competition and participation in the exhibition in Palma de Mallorca1998
: Exhibition in Alfred Tyrakowsky’s studio, Folkling, Moselle1995
: Winner of the "Painting Prize of the City of Sarreguemines"
1994: Collective exhibition at the University Palace of Strasbourg: "Urban landscape / natural landscape".