Stéphane Cattaneo

Stéphane Cattaneo

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La Roche Bernard (56), France
265 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
$2,952
Mixed media (43 x 30 in)
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
$10,304
Acrylic painting (65 x 93 in)
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
$668
Acrylic painting (30 x 20 in)
Chant solaire
Chant solaire
$724
Acrylic painting (26 x 16 in)
Incendie
Incendie
$668
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,785
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
$3,063
Mixed media (42 x 60 in)
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
$5,848
Acrylic painting (73 x 65 in)
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
$8,911
Acrylic painting (98 x 71 in)
L’enfance et les rivières
L’enfance et les rivières
$11,696
Acrylic painting (87 x 87 in)
Un conte ancien
Un conte ancien
$835
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Une vie ordinaire
Une vie ordinaire
$2,952
Mixed media (42 x 59 in)
Astropi sous les palmiers
Astropi sous les palmiers
$2,227
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Alive and well
Alive and well
$2,227
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Où vont les âmes des libellules
Où vont les âmes des libellules
$9,468
Acrylic painting (65 x 65 in)
Eau
Eau
$5,180
Acrylic painting (65 x 47 in)
La nuit fantastique
La nuit fantastique
$20,050
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
L’histoire de france
L’histoire de france
$1,504
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Le sourire du cyclope
Le sourire du cyclope
$278
Pencil drawing (14 x 10 in)
Astropies d’olonzac
Astropies d’olonzac
$1,337
Mixed media (20 x 26 in)
L’avenir du futur
L’avenir du futur
$3,175
Pencil drawing (32 x 41 in)
Conversation with god
Conversation with god
$724
Pencil drawing (16 x 20 in)
Conversation with myself
Conversation with myself
$2,228
Pencil drawing (20 x 26 in)
Astropi 03
Astropi 03
$724
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Indian lullaby
Indian lullaby
$2,227
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Celebration
Celebration
$6,683
Acrylic painting (118 x 59 in)
Indian song
Indian song
$2,227
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Round midnight
Round midnight
$2,227
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Prélude à la sérénité
Prélude à la sérénité
$20,050
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
La forêt interdite
La forêt interdite
$5,013
Acrylic painting (37 x 59 in)
Un bref instant d’éternité
Un bref instant d’éternité
$2,227
Acrylic painting (33 x 39 in)
L’an 10 000
L’an 10 000
$2,227
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Souvenir du futur
Souvenir du futur
$3,341
Mixed media (63 x 39 in)
La lune dans le caniveau
La lune dans le caniveau
$222
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Un jour ordinaire
Un jour ordinaire
$501
Mixed media (24 x 12 in)
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
$3,620
Acrylic painting (65 x 39 in)
Jazz action painting
Jazz action painting
$278
Mixed media (15 x 10 in)
Rêve d’orient
Rêve d’orient
$72
Mixed media (5 x 7 in)
Touché au cœur
Touché au cœur
$134
Mixed media (9 x 4 in)
Three for one
Three for one
$556
Mixed media (19 x 19 in)
L’accordéon de feu
L’accordéon de feu
$501
Mixed media (30 x 20 in)
Nuit à tanger
Nuit à tanger
$1,838
Mixed media (39 x 31 in)
Ma vie intestine
Ma vie intestine
$947
Mixed media (20 x 28 in)
Au bout du quai, l’usine
Au bout du quai, l’usine
$446
Mixed media (13 x 13 in)
Le marchand de sable
Le marchand de sable
$2,061
Mixed media (39 x 55 in)
Nature morte
Nature morte
$501
Acrylic painting (28 x 20 in)
Caliente
Caliente
$668
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Le vaisseau lève l’ancre à minuit
Le vaisseau lève l’ancre à minuit
$301
Mixed media (12 x 9 in)
Atomic aztec
Atomic aztec
$724
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
Labyrinthe paranoïaque-critique
Labyrinthe paranoïaque-critique
$613
Ink drawing (18 x 20 in)
La destinée
La destinée
$333
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Comme à ostende
Comme à ostende
$444
Acrylic painting (20 x 8 in)
Venise céleste
Venise céleste
$444
Mixed media (8 x 20 in)
Le scaphandrier électrique
Le scaphandrier électrique
$134
Mixed media (11 x 5 in)
Port de saint-nazaire
Port de saint-nazaire
$556
Mixed media (14 x 8 in)
Le marquis de pontcallec
Le marquis de pontcallec
$556
Ink drawing (12 x 16 in)
Allégresse
Allégresse
$947
Mixed media (26 x 39 in)
En vadrouille dans les marécages
En vadrouille dans les marécages
$446
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Les mondes minuscules
Les mondes minuscules
$2,227
Acrylic painting (31 x 47 in)
Une brève histoire de la syrie
Une brève histoire de la syrie
$557
Acrylic painting (31 x 9 in)