Stéphane Cattaneo

Stéphane Cattaneo

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La Roche Bernard (56), France
306 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

La vie rêvée de Virginie
La vie rêvée de Virginie
$4,043
Collage (47 x 31 in)
Notre frère l’arbre
Notre frère l’arbre
$498
Pencil drawing (22 x 20 in)
Xiuhtecuhtli, le dieu aztèque du feu
Xiuhtecuhtli, le dieu aztèque du feu
$720
Mixed media (26 x 20 in)
Fuck off
Fuck off
$498
Mixed media (20 x 23 in)
Le maraudeur (Narcisse démasqué)
Le maraudeur (Narcisse démasqué)
$720
Acrylic painting (26 x 20 in)
Casimir au paradis
Casimir au paradis
$720
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
Portrait de Donald Trump en cochon
Portrait de Donald Trump en cochon
$111
Pencil drawing (9 x 6 in)
Sophie
Sophie
$166
Pencil drawing (11 x 8 in)
50 centimes
50 centimes
$720
Watercolour (26 x 20 in)
Le jardin extraordinaire
Le jardin extraordinaire
$4,708
Acrylic painting (79 x 59 in)
Splendide solitude
Splendide solitude
$4,154
Acrylic painting (79 x 59 in)
Ma vie
Ma vie
$3,877
Acrylic painting (79 x 59 in)
Adam et Ève
Adam et Ève
$3,877
Acrylic painting (79 x 59 in)
Un bon petit diable
Un bon petit diable
$1,385
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Fin de règne
Fin de règne
$1,828
Oil painting (31 x 39 in)
Le triomphe de l’anarchie
Le triomphe de l’anarchie
$1,828
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
L’escarpo
L’escarpo
$3,600
Acrylic painting (51 x 65 in)
Le massacre des innocents
Le massacre des innocents
$4,043
Acrylic painting (59 x 79 in)
Collapse au logis
Collapse au logis
$4,154
Acrylic painting (85 x 63 in)
All or nothing at all
All or nothing at all
$4,265
Acrylic painting (94 x 71 in)
Jazz comme une image 01
Jazz comme une image 01
$1,828
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Jazz comme une image 04
Jazz comme une image 04
$6,646
Acrylic painting (94 x 59 in)
L’anarchiste
L’anarchiste
$942
Mixed media (20 x 28 in)
La passion de saint-françois
La passion de saint-françois
$3,268
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
L’adieu
L’adieu
$3,268
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Fierce and alive
Fierce and alive
$665
Acrylic painting (16 x 20 in)
Hôtel beaurivage
Hôtel beaurivage
$3,268
Acrylic painting (69 x 43 in)
Glad to be unhappy
Glad to be unhappy
$665
Acrylic painting (20 x 24 in)
Primitif du futur
Primitif du futur
$554
Acrylic painting (16 x 20 in)
Un drame au bordel amer
Un drame au bordel amer
$9,415
Acrylic painting (83 x 67 in)
La visite
La visite
$1,274
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Le désir
Le désir
$5,151
Acrylic painting (67 x 59 in)
Dîner en ville
Dîner en ville
$3,268
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Chambre avec vue
Chambre avec vue
$3,268
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie
$3,268
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Morning glory
Morning glory
$665
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Mémoire du mort
Mémoire du mort
$554
Mixed media (15 x 20 in)
Jazz comme une image
Jazz comme une image
$2,214
Acrylic painting (59 x 39 in)
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
$7,200
Acrylic painting (65 x 93 in)
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
$665
Acrylic painting (30 x 20 in)
Chant solaire
Chant solaire
$720
Acrylic painting (26 x 16 in)
Incendie
Incendie
$665
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 in)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,049
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
$2,214
Mixed media (42 x 60 in)
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
$5,815
Acrylic painting (73 x 65 in)
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
$6,646
Acrylic painting (98 x 71 in)
L’enfance et les rivières
L’enfance et les rivières
$9,415
Acrylic painting (87 x 87 in)
Un conte ancien
Un conte ancien
$831
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Une vie ordinaire
Une vie ordinaire
$2,214
Mixed media (42 x 59 in)
Astropi sous les palmiers
Astropi sous les palmiers
$2,214
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Alive and well
Alive and well
$2,214
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 in)
Où vont les âmes des libellules
Où vont les âmes des libellules
$9,415
Acrylic painting (65 x 65 in)
Eau
Eau
$4,043
Acrylic painting (65 x 47 in)
La nuit fantastique
La nuit fantastique
$14,954
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
L’histoire de france
L’histoire de france
$1,495
Acrylic painting (24 x 31 in)
Le sourire du cyclope
Le sourire du cyclope
$277
Pencil drawing (14 x 10 in)
Astropies d’olonzac
Astropies d’olonzac
$1,329
Mixed media (20 x 26 in)
L’avenir du futur
L’avenir du futur
$3,157
Pencil drawing (32 x 41 in)
Conversation with god
Conversation with god
$720
Pencil drawing (16 x 20 in)
Conversation with myself
Conversation with myself
$2,215
Pencil drawing (20 x 26 in)

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