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Sophie Garapon

Sophie Garapon

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Bordeaux (33), France
41 works

Sophie Garapon lives in Bordeaux, and has been trained in painting and nude workshops for about thirty years. At first, it was a question of transcribing an impression of landscape approaching the figuration, on the motif, in nature, tasting silence, light and colours, with pastels, but already it was floating like a small note of strangeness or mystery. The enchantment, the dream, has crept into his painting and figures have invited themselves, perhaps it is an emergence of questions about the loneliness of man, his finitude, and jumbled, his entanglement in nature, the anguish of the meaning of life... In a veranda workshop open to the sky and light, the works emerge, located between reality and imagination on canvas, wooden and paper panels, oil painting and mixed techniques. We can retain a certain influence of symbolism, including Odilon REDON, a painter of Bordeaux origin. Since 2010, his works have been regularly exhibited in the offices of town halls and shops. She was awarded the Grand Prix de la ville d’Eysines (Gironde) in 2012 and the Prix de la municipalité de Coutras (Gironde) in 2015, which acquired one of her paintings entitled Rust and Water. Artistic philosophy: This painting tries to treat from a flat surface an opening towards other temporal and spatial dimensions where nature mixes with the human. As in mythology, which tells fabulous stories between characters and nature. Imagination blends with reality. This work evokes the future of man and the transmutation of man into nature in the natural cycle of life and death, which leads to questions about the meaning of life, fundamental questions about existence and the possible transcendence of thought and the state of being. This work can be approached as an opening on the position of a human being in an environment of consumerism, which leaves aside a spiritual elevation of man. Press and criticism: Emmanuel BALLANGE 2016 " Sophie Garapon paints enigmas: in the middle of puddles a head emerges, she looks at us, as surprised as we are by this strange trade. No anecdotal meaning imposed, the essential is not there. Sophie Garapon is trying to put our tongues in the mud. For this purpose she herself forged her tools; no one could say precisely how these paintings are made. Where does the content come from? Is it the content or the form? Is this plan close or far away? Sometimes we border on abstraction. Well aware of the infinite complexity of beings and things, Sophie Garapon is careful not to guide us in a possible decoding of her works. It leaves us, in a salvific question, as if suspended... "Patrick MARECHAL the Republican 2017" Sophie GARAPON’s paintings are a mixture of abstract with soft shades inspired by the serenity of nature, with reminders of human life in the form of diaphanous silhouettes, present but a little unreal like nymphs or ghosts. And it is this mixture of mythological characters and nature that makes his paintings difficult to classify because they are between real and imaginary. »

Ballangé painting workshop (Bordeaux - 33): since 2008 L’Atelier aux Chartrons (Bordeaux - 33) : Nude after models, 2013 - 2014 : Mary workshop (Bordeaux-33) : Nude after models, since 2015

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS :

2018: Salon des arts et de la création de La Brede (33), November / Dormitory of the monks Brantôme (Périgord), August / Salle Seudr’expo la Tremblade (17) June

2017: Creon Tourist Office July-August (33) / Sauveterre de Guyenne Town Hall March-April (33)

2016: Restaurant "Le petit palais" in Bordeaux (33), February

2015 : Open house of the Artists’ workshops in Bordeaux, September

2013: Gallery of the "Cité de l’eau" in Amphion-Publier (74). "From reality to imagination", May-June

2012: "Les Mots Bleus" tea and book fair in Bordeaux, November

2010: "Reg’art" Gallery in Bordeaux, January

GROUP EXHIBITIONS :

2018 : Art3f Bordeaux, oct-nov / Galerie d’Art la Tannerie Nérac (47), July

2017 : La Maison de l’Autre at Bouscat (33), October / Salle des fêtes de Caudrot (33), February

2016: Exhibition "Transcendance culturelle", in partnership with Papa Gora Seck alias Geuz, Senegalese artist, Bordeaux, October

2015: Salle du "Moulin albigeois" in Albi (81), November / Restaurant "Le Beaubourg" in Bordeaux / Salle des fêtes de Coutras (33), April

Sophie Garapon's artwork

Parler
Parler
$1,242
Oil painting (100 x 70 cm)
Au musée
Au musée
$2,189
Oil painting (96 x 70 cm)
Rêve floral
Rêve floral
$958
Oil painting (80 x 104 cm)
Le chêne
Le chêne
$982
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
Ode à la nature
Ode à la nature
$982
Oil painting (68 x 97 cm)
La cascade
La cascade
$1,242
Oil painting (65 x 102 cm)
Bateau jaune et bleu
Bateau jaune et bleu
$379
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Carré
Carré
$248
Oil painting (24 x 24 cm)
Pilier
Pilier
$1,242
Oil painting (97 x 130 cm)
L'arbre et le soleil
L'arbre et le soleil
$2,603
Oil painting (120 x 140 cm)
Que fais-tu ?
Que fais-tu ?
$887
Oil painting (64 x 90 cm)
Statures
Statures
$887
Oil painting (67 x 100 cm)
Bateau cité
Bateau cité
$710
Oil painting (65 x 54 cm)
Histoire de bateau
Histoire de bateau
$2,011
Oil painting (86 x 120 cm)
Bateau forteresse
Bateau forteresse
$2,307
Oil painting (94 x 128 cm)
Notre dame de paris
Notre dame de paris
$2,307
Oil painting (86 x 126 cm)
Bateau rouge et bleu
Bateau rouge et bleu
$947
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Bateau bleu
Bateau bleu
$1,242
Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Des paillettes de lumière
Des paillettes de lumière
$1,124
Oil painting (82 x 77 cm)
La porte ouverte
La porte ouverte
$1,171
Mixed media (65 x 50 cm)
Rêve d'aventure
Rêve d'aventure
$2,485
Oil painting (90 x 130 cm)
Pour voir ce qui se passe à côté
Pour voir ce qui se passe à côté
$805
Mixed media (83 x 74 cm)
Non
Non
$663
Oil painting (60 x 80 cm)
Réflexion
Réflexion
$887
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Rose
Rose
$828
Oil painting (50 x 65 cm)
La bête
La bête
$308
Mixed media (21 x 31 cm)
A travers la fenêtre
A travers la fenêtre
$805
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Le cavalier des sables
Le cavalier des sables
$1,242
Mixed media (80 x 60 cm)
Un chemin
Un chemin
$1,479
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)
Dans l'attente
Dans l'attente
$284
Mixed media (60 x 50 cm)
L'orée du bois
L'orée du bois
$450
Oil painting (64 x 50 cm)
Sous les feuilles
Sous les feuilles
$414
Oil painting (40 x 40 cm)
A l'orée du bois
A l'orée du bois
$769
Mixed media (64 x 50 cm)
Voler
Voler
$1,242
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Dans la lumière
Dans la lumière
Sold
Oil painting (20 x 28 cm)
Trois bateaux
Trois bateaux
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Oil painting (46 x 35 cm)
Un reflet dans l'eau
Un reflet dans l'eau
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Oil painting (64 x 85 cm)
A travers le miroir
A travers le miroir
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Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Sur les quais
Sur les quais
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Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
L'homme au bord du monde
L'homme au bord du monde
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Oil painting (70 x 100 cm)
Partance
Partance
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Oil painting (80 x 125 cm)

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