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VALENCE (26), France
A professional visual artist, Elysabeth Folliet also practices as an art therapist and photographer.
Painting was for her an encounter with matter where language has no place yet, so these words by Bram Van Velde accurately express her relationship to painting:
"Painting is about looking for the face of what has no face."
Each of his paintings is an apparition, which often also testifies to the disappearance through successive layers of paintings forgotten in a "below"...
His recent work is a series of "apparitions". Faces, characters or landscapes appear in a work of superimposed layers and it is by removing from the material that the "appearance" is born. In short, it is by disappearance that the appearance occurs.
This technique, which is unique to him, is a work on fragility:
"I like to remove material to find the lower layers and the play of colours. I work on very thin layers of paint and not on the mass. At each step I must agree to let go of what has presented itself so that another form can be born, appear and disappear in turn, being both in the origin and the detachment of the previous image. »
Today different materials such as paper and wire are used in his artistic approach.
2018 (July): Turbulence of the Arts, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Crest
2018 (June): "Atelier 26" Gallery Valencia
2017 (October): Collective Exhibition, Passion Art, Valencia
2017 (November/Dec.): Solo exhibition, Abbaye d’Aiguebelle, 26
2017(8/9 July): Festival Art Caché, Albas, Eurocultures en Corbières
2017: Personal exhibition, Le Noze, Lyon 01 (3 months)
2017: Personal exhibition, Mazette, Lyon01 (1 month)
2017 and 2018: Grand Salon Internationale du Petit Format, Toulouse (2 weeks)
2017: Collective exhibition "Inside Out" Sharing the Arts, Valencia
May-September 2016, Solo exhibition "Tibhirine, des Hommes Libres", Abbey of Notre Dame de Tamié
June 2016, Collective exhibition "Nuances de l’Uni-Vert", Valencia
May to July 2015, Solo exhibition "Apparition(s)", Valencia
July 2015, Collective exhibition "Mystère Bleu", Valence
March 2015, Solo exhibition "Les Regardeurs", Tournon sur Rhône
Nov 2014, Group exhibition "In the light of lack", Valencia
Other Activities: Art Therapist, Photographer