Maëlle Puligny

Maëlle Puligny

Rennes (35), France
12 works

It is during my studies of research and creation in plastic arts at the University Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne that I developed my pictorial theme around the audience of rock concerts, with the primary idea of painting the experience and vibration of bodies. Having always participated as an audience in rock concerts in several European cities, my work as an artist was naturally nourished by my interest in this music. The public at the heart of my painting: I have been exploring this theme for almost six years now through a series of paintings that I have named Orgia. Musicians are relegated to the background, not in the literal sense of the word since they are present in some compositions, but in the sense that, for once, they are not the subject of fascination. At the birth of rock, we find this need for emancipation and search for the self, through the individualization of the subject and the quest for pleasure. Rock is Dionysian music, drawing its energy and existence from the expression of the senses and their liberation. Music allows a certain spiritual liberation, an almost transcendental liberation when you experience a concert. The challenge of the Orgia series paintings is to reflect the spontaneity and vibration present in the concerts. I would not be able to paint them if I had never witnessed them, and if I myself had never felt this excitement. I must experience the concert myself, have been the body I paint, and be among those bodies whose image I capture. As a spectator and artist, my role is to immerse myself in this crowd, to observe it, to feel it and to let myself be transported by its exaltation. Trying to compose an immersive painting, I hope to get the viewer to position himself in the place of the depicted bodies, and I hope to get him to pay new attention to his contact with the other at the next concert in which he will participate.

Licence Arts de l’Image et du Vivant in Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Master of Research and Creation in Contemporary Plasticity in Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

SOLO EXHIBITIONS :

2016 Tourist Office, Lannion, France

2015 Désirades, Paris 3 University, Paris, France Orgia, Hasbeen coffee, Paris, France L’entre deux, Bar Ar Gall restaurant, Trégastel, France

2018 Exploding Inevitable, 18.07 > 02.09, Point Ephémère, Paris, France Orgia en Trans, Transmusicales de Rennes, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS :

2017 Parisartists# 2017 : 06.10 > 08.10, Bastille Design Center & 7 Factory, Paris, France

Maëlle Puligny's artwork

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$3,906
Oil painting (79 x 63 in)
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$1,228
Oil painting (31 x 24 in)
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$670
Oil painting (20 x 20 in)
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$1,674
Oil painting (39 x 31 in)
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$670
Oil painting (22 x 18 in)
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$3,906
Oil painting (79 x 63 in)
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$670
Oil painting (24 x 16 in)
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$670
Oil painting (20 x 20 in)
Sans titre (orgia)
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$670
Oil painting (20 x 20 in)
Sans titre (orgia)
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$1,674
Oil painting (39 x 31 in)
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$1,004
Oil painting (28 x 20 in)
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$3,906
Oil painting (79 x 63 in)