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Juan les Pins (06), France
Kerstin Paillard, born in 1977 in Paris, is a Franco-Swedish artist who lives and works between Nice and Stockholm. She draws her inspiration from her dual culture, the history of art, the beauty of nature, the sky and clouds, the light of the north and the colours of the south, as well as from her travels, emotions and dreams.
Fascinated since the beginning by colour and form, she paints abstract landscapes with dry pastel (pigments) on canvas, obtained by applying numerous layers of pigments. Rhythm, harmony and textures are very important in his work. Each painting begins with an image, inspired by a text, a poem, the words of a song, an opera, a quotation.
She has always lived through colour. Every feeling, every note, every word, every thought is a color. Colours are her way of translating and expressing what she hears, sees, smells and feels. She uses dry pastels that she rubs, crumbles, crushes, mixes on the canvas, with her fingers and hands, kneeling on the ground, feeling the textures, creating texture effects, original colors, explosive collisions, where light appears or disappears, opening the doors of an etheric and abstract world. His style is an original and sensitive combination between Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting (Helen Frankenthaler, Rothko, Emil Nolde, Degas).
2005-2008: Research for a PhD thesis on Scandinavian Design, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier.
2001-2005: Master II History of Art, Contemporary Art option, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier.
1996-1999: DNAP Plastic Arts option, Villa Arson, Nice.
1995-1996: Municipal School of Fine Arts of Vallauris, preparatory year to prepare the entrance exam to Villa Arson.
Gustavo de Maeztu Museum, Art Show Navarra with Gallery Art Nou Mil.lenni, Estella, Spain, 2019
FRESCO Foundation, The Nova Prize Exhibition, New York, USA, 2019
Spring Exhibition, Backlund Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2019
To Believe or not to Believe, That is the Thing, Gallery Art Nou Mil.lenni, Barcelona, Spain, 2019
Miami Art Show, Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2019
December Group Show, Gallery Art Nou Mil.lenni, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
Aqua Art Miami Art Fair with Van Gogh Art Gallery, Aqua Hotel, Miami Beach, USA, 2018
In Situ Art Fair, Skopje, Macedonia, 2018
The Other Art Fair Brooklyn with Saatchi Gallery, New York, USA, 2018
Celeste, solo exhibition at the Studio Four Seasons Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018
Discovery Art Fair Köln with Redsheep Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 2018
The Other Art Fair L.A. with Saatchi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 2018
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Redsheep Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden2018
Dreamscape, solo exhibition at Redsheep Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Dreams, solo exhibition at the Studio Four Seasons Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Biennale di Genova with Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy, 2017
Paratissima Contemporary Art Fair Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia, 2017
Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017