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Fontainebleau (77), France
Bettina Schopphoff has always had paint in her. She didn't play with dolls but she drew, arranged, modified, revisited. His world is never colorful enough. As a child, she repainted her grandmother's shoes, smeared her sketchbooks. "A scratch and hop, a flowerpot, it's still prettier! ».
In high school, excelling in plastic arts, more ambitious projects are entrusted to her, she creates the sets for the end of year shows. With her A-levels in her pocket, she left to study literature in Germany. Drawing does not leave her and gradually, in a busy family life, painting manages to find its way more and more present until it becomes a vital ingredient in her daily life.
For Bettina, each painting is a challenge, because it grows within her autonomously until it is completed. If Bettina leaves her studio and her brushes, it is never without her sketchbook. Her work is based on the experience of emotion, Bettina grasps things as if she were observing them for the first time. His painting is a constant search for moments, reflections, movements, emotions that all tell stories.
His brushstrokes are vivid, intense, colourful and offer a new light on the world. No matter how much paint she uses, Bettina mixes, plates, superimposes, tempts, and attacks her canvases with humour and offbeatness. Whether it's a giraffe chewing gum, a garden gnome in a posture or a group of chubby ladies: his subjects are personal translations of what is the leitmotif of his life: to constantly praise optimism.
After the rain the nice weather, and always dance in the rain. Through the many facets of her life, Bettina has learned something essential that she passes on to us in her work: you just have to change your perspective and things can become extraordinary.
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