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Marseille (13), France
As a child, Cécile Pujol spent her time drawing. After a BAC in Applied Arts, she studied fashion design in Paris, then obtained a diploma in textile design in England, being very attracted by patterns and colour. The work of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele and his expressionist trait left their mark on her forever.
After having been a graphic designer in a design office, she quickly left the world of fashion for the world of entertainment, more creative for her taste, and became intermittent. She discovered the work of costume at the Opéra Bastille, and perceived the scene as a real painting in motion. In 2004 she moved to Marseille to produce a more personal work and started painting.
"The spontaneous gesture is very important and I feel free of any technical constraints. I use acrylic for its fast drying time, which allows me to integrate texts that I take off leaving their traces randomly. It reminds me of the faded, patinated, rubbed fabrics on the dancers’ bodies and develops in me the idea that artistic creation is nourishing when it is linked to the instability of things. I fill my canvases with traces, furrows..... like a path. Or large flat areas, like a suddenly calmed space. It is my vision of nature with all its contrasts, calm and agitation, stillness and movement, bright colours and intense greys."
1987 Baccalaureate in Applied Arts, Camargue High School, Nîmes
1989 BTS Fashion Design, ESAA Duperré, Paris
1990 BTEC Textile & Fashion, Somerset College of art & technology Taunton, Englang
2018 Galerie Carré d’Artistes San Miguel Mexico - Galerie MIA Nice - Collective exhibition gallery 1809 Marseille - Private exhibition at a client’s premises2017 Galerie 1809 Marseille2016 Galerie carré d’Artistes Cologne2015 Private exhibition at a client’s premises Aix en Provence2014 Galerie Atelier 4 Montpellier - Private exhibition restaurant Le Volodia Montpellier - Atmosphères Privées (gallery and exhibition)2013 SIAC Marseille - GMAC Paris - Sm’art Aix en Provence - VD Marseille - Galerie Carré d’Artistes Strasbourg2012 SIAC Marseille - VDA Marseille - Galerie Carré d’Artistes Bordeaux 2011 SIAC Marseille - VDA Marseille2010 Galerie Carré d’artistes Aix en Provence