Victorine Follana

Victorine Follana

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Balaruc les Bains (34), France
55 works

In search of poetic power, Victorine Follana likes to paint in series of more or less realistic canvases with the subject of quiet, disturbed, numerous or not, imaginary Families. Sometimes even disjointed, as in life; but also by period Victorine Follana returns to more abstract compositions where forms and signs invent a personal mythology to highlight "The wonderful and the terrible" quoted by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Victorine Follana uses canvas, paper and cardboard as a support, oil, acrylic and wax pastels as mediums. Her references include Soutine for the wonderful reds she loves, the greats of the past such as Velasquez, Picasso, De Kooning for her freedom of expression, but also Miro and Paul Klee for their tender poetry.

There is also the Cobra movement and their spontaneity, their contempt for conventions. Painting for Victorine Follana is above all a great pleasure, it is a return to the sandbox, a moment where time is suspended, and each painting is a surprise.

Victorine Follana's work has a disturbing power of hypnosis and disturbance. The world, while it contains undeniable signs of charm and grace, is complex, insidious, devious and full of darkness. The microcosm that is the family lies and tells the truth, conceals, ambushes, caresses and strangles. The palette can be violent, it uses colours to affirm what is you, veiled.

But the black and white, with its broths of shadows, its sowing of traces, is terribly expressive. The poetry is there, poignant, moving and always free of its feathered attributes, its horrifying candour.

- Denys Louis Collaux, novelist and poet / excerpt " Le chercheur d'art " (The art researcher)

School of Fine Arts of Sète from 1987 to 1991 and attended various artists' studios in my region.

From 1988, Victorine Follana had the opportunity to do intensive training courses in a painting academy near Paris. She had the chance to work with Robert Lapoujade, painter, writer and filmmaker who died in 1993, as well as with Joël Trolliet, painter and professor at the École des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris. More recently with Thibault de Reimpré.

The assiduous study of the History of Art, the frequenting of galleries and museums, allowed him to discover the artistic sensibility that inhabits him today, which allows him to express himself in a lyrical abstraction based on gesture and reflection but also, by period, in a very personal imaginary figuration that finds its origin in memory.

2019
- Christine Deon Gallery, Château de la Chaussée, Brain-sur-Allonnes
- Salon Art Teyran
- Participation "Cabinet de curiosité", Pascale Peyre Gallery, Sète
- Salle des Escaliers de la Marine, Sète
- Salon Pyramid's Art, La Grande Motte
- Pavillon Sévigné, Balaruc-les-Bains

2018
- Gallery Le Gisant Dinan
- Galerie Emile Massal

2017
- Solo exhibition at the Chapelle des Pénitents, Cournonterral
- Salon Art Teyran
- Les Hauts de Calvisson, Gard

2016
Exhibition "Children of the World" of the Gulf Pleiade, Cap d'Agde

2015
- Exhibition "Le Passage", Bassan
- Spring Biennial, Cabestany
- Pyramid's Arts Exhibition, La Grande Motte
- Moulin des Evêques Exhibition, Agde
- Chapel of the Ecole Anatole France, Adge
- Prestigious Autumn Exhibition, Port Camargue
- Complément'air Hôtel des Barons de Lacoste, Pézenas

2014
- Galerie Marie Geneviève Bruquière, Perpignan
- Contemporary Art Space "Poulet de Gruissan", Gruissan village

2012
Solo exhibition at Salle Ulysse, Lamalou-les-Bains

2011
Chapel of Aniane, Sète

2010
Traits d'Art Fair, Aix-en-Provence

2008
Galerie Dock Sud, Sète

Salon des Réalités Nouvelles Paris: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008

Victorine Follana's artwork

Visite insolite dans l'atelier
Visite insolite dans l'atelier
$2,794
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Ensemble
Ensemble
$559
Acrylic painting (30 x 25 cm)
Les demoiselles de Roquefort
Les demoiselles de Roquefort
$2,794
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Petites dévergondées
Petites dévergondées
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Variation sur les menines n°1
Variation sur les menines n°1
$2,235
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$503
Acrylic painting (22 x 27 cm)
Sans titre 2
Sans titre 2
$503
Acrylic painting (22 x 27 cm)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$503
Acrylic painting (22 x 27 cm)
Cephale
Cephale
$447
Oil painting (23 x 23 cm)
Eole
Eole
$447
Oil painting (23 x 23 cm)
Le cyclope
Le cyclope
$447
Oil painting (23 x 23 cm)
Faire avec
Faire avec
$2,794
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Vite, il faut rentrer
Vite, il faut rentrer
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Soleil blanc
Soleil blanc
$1,341
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
L'objectif
L'objectif
$2,794
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La liberté de l'oiseau
La liberté de l'oiseau
$2,794
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Jour de sortie
Jour de sortie
$559
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
La fuite
La fuite
$559
Acrylic painting (40 x 30 cm)
Vous allez bien ?
Vous allez bien ?
$782
Acrylic painting (30 x 40 cm)
Nez pointu turlututu
Nez pointu turlututu
$2,794
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
La simplicité du bonheur
La simplicité du bonheur
$2,794
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Restons zen
Restons zen
$2,794
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Bella et les gnomes
Bella et les gnomes
$782
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
La fessée
La fessée
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Acrylic painting (70 x 50 cm)
Zoukaidi
Zoukaidi
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Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Originel
Originel
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Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
On ira tous au paradis
On ira tous au paradis
$2,794
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Abstrait 4
Abstrait 4
$335
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Abstrait 3
Abstrait 3
$335
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Abstrait 2
Abstrait 2
$335
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Abstrait 1
Abstrait 1
$335
Oil painting (20 x 20 cm)
Petit coeur
Petit coeur
$2,235
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Suspicion
Suspicion
$894
Oil painting (54 x 65 cm)
A pas de velours
A pas de velours
-20% in the Special Offers
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La rue
La rue
$391
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Jeux de mains
Jeux de mains
$391
Mixed media (20 x 20 cm)
La cavalcade
La cavalcade
$391
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Le cri
Le cri
$391
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Les yeux de la nuit
Les yeux de la nuit
$1,117
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
La balancoire
La balancoire
$2,235
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La conscience
La conscience
$894
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Bon petit diable
Bon petit diable
$894
Oil painting (50 x 50 cm)
Les gazelles
Les gazelles
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Fleurs de l'âge
Fleurs de l'âge
$2,794
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Somewhere
Somewhere
$1,117
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Voleurs de lune
Voleurs de lune
$894
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Le sofa rouge
Le sofa rouge
$1,453
Oil painting (65 x 92 cm)
Dans le pré
Dans le pré
$782
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Reste ici
Reste ici
$1,341
Oil painting (50 x 70 cm)
Canama
Canama
$1,341
Oil painting (50 x 73 cm)
Famille Letocard
Famille Letocard
$782
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Pas de soucis
Pas de soucis
-20% in the Special Offers
Acrylic painting (65 x 81 cm)
Les fiancés
Les fiancés
$2,794
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Femme assise
Femme assise
Sold
Mixed media (20 x 30 cm)
La vie déguisée  op
La vie déguisée op
Sold
Acrylic painting (30 x 20 cm)

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