Stéphane Cattaneo

Stéphane Cattaneo

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La Roche Bernard (56), France
285 works

Stéphane Cattaneo’s work could be summed up in just two words: “striking colour”. Fanciful landscapes, floral fantasies, lovers and monochrome portraits are just some of the subjects tackled by the artist. Using multiple techniques, he portrays places and kingdoms that exist outside of time.

And so came the love of jazz

Born in Paris in 1970, Stéphane Cattaneo lives and works in France, in the small village of La Roche Bernard in the Morbihan. His interest in art dates back to his childhood when he would eagerly read through the Belgian comic-book magazine Spirou. He dreamt of becoming a famous artist. Later, he discovered painting and as a teenager developed a keen interest in Paul Klee’s work. It was then that he finally decided he wanted to become a famous artist.

As an adult, Cattaneo fell under the spell of jazz, living to the rhythm of Coltrane, Shepp, Dolphy and many other musicians from the free jazz movement who he wished to emulate. Yet his desire was not to become a famous saxophonist. After all, there is only so much one can do in a lifetime and in drawing and painting he had found his preferred methods of expression. From then on, he strove, through the practice of pictorial improvisation, to express emotions using rhythms, motifs and an alphabet with close connections to music.

Solar brushstrokes crowned with music

Today the artist frequently produces large-scale pieces on stage with musicians from England, America and France at events in galleries (Dufay-Bonnet, Paris), concerts (Black Dog Café, Minneapolis) and during festival performances (Festijazz, La Paz). Driven by the surrounding energy and intoxicating rhythm, Stéphane Cattaneo gives himself wholeheartedly to instinctive productions steeped in emotion and the present moment.

2013-2014: Exhibitions and performances in Japan, USA, South America
2011-2012: First exhibitions in New York, Helsinki, Edinburgh and Paris
2004: First solo exhibition of abstract paintings in Besançon
1997: First book published: a comic strip entitled "Entropie mon amour"
1994: First international group exhibition with Giger, Mattoti, Loustal...
1993: First exhibition in Paris at the Stardom Gallery with the artist Moebius.

Stéphane Cattaneo's artwork

Le royaume de nezahualcoyotl
Le royaume de nezahualcoyotl
$2,972
Mixed media (43 x 30 in)
L’anarchiste
new
L’anarchiste
$953
Mixed media (20 x 28 in)
La passion de Saint-François
new
La passion de Saint-François
$4,094
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
L’adieu
new
L’adieu
$4,094
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Fierce and alive
new
Fierce and alive
$673
Acrylic painting (16 x 20 in)
Hôtel beaurivage
new
Hôtel beaurivage
$4,094
Acrylic painting (69 x 43 in)
James reese europe
new
James reese europe
$336
Acrylic painting (12 x 16 in)
Glad to be unhappy
Glad to be unhappy
$673
Acrylic painting (20 x 24 in)
Primitif du futur
Primitif du futur
$561
Acrylic painting (16 x 20 in)
Un drame au bordel amer
Un drame au bordel amer
$9,534
Acrylic painting (83 x 67 in)
La visite
La visite
$1,682
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Le désir
Le désir
$5,215
Acrylic painting (67 x 59 in)
Dîner en ville
Dîner en ville
$4,094
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Chambre avec vue
Chambre avec vue
$4,094
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie.
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie.
$4,094
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Le triomphe de l’ana
Le triomphe de l’ana
$1,851
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Morning glory
Morning glory
$673
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Mémoire du mort
Mémoire du mort
$561
Mixed media (15 x 20 in)
Le vieux roi
Le vieux roi
$1,851
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Jazz comme une image
Jazz comme une image
$2,242
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
$10,375
Acrylic painting (65 x 93 in)
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
$673
Acrylic painting (30 x 20 in)
Chant solaire
Chant solaire
$729
Acrylic painting (26 x 16 in)
Incendie
Incendie
$673
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,804
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
$3,084
Mixed media (42 x 60 in)
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
$5,888
Acrylic painting (73 x 65 in)
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
$8,973
Acrylic painting (98 x 71 in)
L’enfance et les rivières
L’enfance et les rivières
$11,777
Acrylic painting (87 x 87 in)
Un conte ancien
Un conte ancien
$841
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Une vie ordinaire
Une vie ordinaire
$2,972
Mixed media (42 x 59 in)
Astropi sous les palmiers
Astropi sous les palmiers
$2,242
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Alive and well
Alive and well
$2,242
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Où vont les âmes des libellules
Où vont les âmes des libellules
$9,534
Acrylic painting (65 x 65 in)
Eau
Eau
$5,215
Acrylic painting (65 x 47 in)
La nuit fantastique
La nuit fantastique
$20,189
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
L’histoire de france
L’histoire de france
$1,514
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Le sourire du cyclope
Le sourire du cyclope
$280
Pencil drawing (14 x 10 in)
Astropies d’olonzac
Astropies d’olonzac
$1,346
Mixed media (20 x 26 in)
L’avenir du futur
L’avenir du futur
$3,197
Pencil drawing (32 x 41 in)
Conversation with god
Conversation with god
$729
Pencil drawing (16 x 20 in)
Conversation with myself
Conversation with myself
$2,243
Pencil drawing (20 x 26 in)
Astropi 03
Astropi 03
$729
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Indian lullaby
Indian lullaby
$2,242
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Celebration
Celebration
$6,730
Acrylic painting (118 x 59 in)
Indian song
Indian song
$2,242
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Round midnight
Round midnight
$2,242
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Prélude à la sérénité
Prélude à la sérénité
$20,189
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
La forêt interdite
La forêt interdite
$5,047
Acrylic painting (37 x 59 in)
Un bref instant d’éternité
Un bref instant d’éternité
$2,242
Acrylic painting (33 x 39 in)
L’an 10 000
L’an 10 000
$2,242
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Souvenir du futur
Souvenir du futur
$3,364
Mixed media (63 x 39 in)
La lune dans le caniveau
La lune dans le caniveau
$223
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Un jour ordinaire
Un jour ordinaire
$505
Mixed media (24 x 12 in)
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
$3,645
Acrylic painting (65 x 39 in)
Jazz action painting
Jazz action painting
$280
Mixed media (15 x 10 in)
Rêve d’orient
Rêve d’orient
$73
Mixed media (5 x 7 in)
Touché au cœur
Touché au cœur
$135
Mixed media (9 x 4 in)
Three for one
Three for one
$560
Mixed media (19 x 19 in)
L’accordéon de feu
L’accordéon de feu
$505
Mixed media (30 x 20 in)

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