Stéphane Cattaneo

Stéphane Cattaneo

217 fans

La Roche Bernard (56), France
304 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

Indian lullaby
Indian lullaby
$2,221
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Celebration
Celebration
$6,665
Acrylic painting (118 x 59 in)
Indian song
Indian song
$2,221
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Round midnight
Round midnight
$2,221
Acrylic painting (39 x 59 in)
Prélude à la sérénité
Prélude à la sérénité
$14,997
Acrylic painting (118 x 65 in)
La forêt interdite
La forêt interdite
$4,999
Acrylic painting (37 x 59 in)
Un bref instant d’éternité
Un bref instant d’éternité
$2,221
Acrylic painting (33 x 39 in)
L’an 10 000
L’an 10 000
$2,221
Acrylic painting (31 x 39 in)
Souvenir du futur
Souvenir du futur
$3,332
Mixed media (63 x 39 in)
La lune dans le caniveau
La lune dans le caniveau
$221
Mixed media (12 x 12 in)
Un jour ordinaire
Un jour ordinaire
$500
Mixed media (24 x 12 in)
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
$3,610
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
$133
Mixed media (9 x 4 in)
Three for one
Three for one
$554
Mixed media (19 x 19 in)
L’accordéon de feu
L’accordéon de feu
$500
Mixed media (30 x 20 in)
Nuit à tanger
Nuit à tanger
$1,833
Mixed media (39 x 31 in)
Ma vie intestine
Ma vie intestine
$944
Mixed media (20 x 28 in)
Au bout du quai, l’usine
Au bout du quai, l’usine
$444
Mixed media (13 x 13 in)
Le marchand de sable
Le marchand de sable
$2,055
Mixed media (39 x 55 in)
Nature morte
Nature morte
$500
Acrylic painting (28 x 20 in)
Caliente
Caliente
$667
Acrylic painting (20 x 28 in)
Le vaisseau lève l’ancre à minuit
Le vaisseau lève l’ancre à minuit
$300
Mixed media (12 x 9 in)
Atomic aztec
Atomic aztec
$722
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
Labyrinthe paranoïaque-critique
Labyrinthe paranoïaque-critique
$611
Ink drawing (18 x 20 in)
La destinée
La destinée
$332
Mixed media (8 x 12 in)
Venise céleste
Venise céleste
$443
Mixed media (8 x 20 in)
Le scaphandrier électrique
Le scaphandrier électrique
$133
Mixed media (11 x 5 in)
Port de saint-nazaire
Port de saint-nazaire
$554
Mixed media (14 x 8 in)
Le marquis de pontcallec
Le marquis de pontcallec
$554
Ink drawing (12 x 16 in)
Allégresse
Allégresse
$944
Mixed media (26 x 39 in)
En vadrouille dans les marécages
En vadrouille dans les marécages
$444
Mixed media (20 x 13 in)
Les mondes minuscules
Les mondes minuscules
$2,221
Acrylic painting (31 x 47 in)
Une brève histoire de la syrie
Une brève histoire de la syrie
$555
Acrylic painting (31 x 9 in)
Paradis perdu : fenêtre 18
Paradis perdu : fenêtre 18
$2,500
Acrylic painting (31 x 47 in)
La part maudite de loulou le pou
La part maudite de loulou le pou
$278
Acrylic painting (8 x 18 in)
Little riding hood
Little riding hood
$744
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
Aux îles marquises
Aux îles marquises
$478
Mixed media (20 x 8 in)
Le retour du prince aztèque
Le retour du prince aztèque
$233
Mixed media (8 x 8 in)
Étude de paysage
Étude de paysage
$222
Acrylic painting (11 x 5 in)
Le roi des fourmis
Le roi des fourmis
$200
Mixed media (7 x 15 in)
La catrina
La catrina
$889
Mixed media (13 x 17 in)
Le roi de la jungle
Le roi de la jungle
$667
Acrylic painting (20 x 33 in)
Un beau souvenir
Un beau souvenir
$389
Mixed media (19 x 13 in)
Au commencement du monde
Au commencement du monde
$667
Acrylic painting (20 x 26 in)
La guerre
La guerre
$1,110
Acrylic painting (26 x 39 in)
Le prince vous salue bien
Le prince vous salue bien
$778
Acrylic painting (28 x 39 in)
Canyon apache
Canyon apache
$944
Acrylic painting (39 x 26 in)
Saguaro bu night
Saguaro bu night
$555
Acrylic painting (20 x 25 in)
Saguaro samba
Saguaro samba
$444
Mixed media (17 x 19 in)
King saguaro
King saguaro
$500
Acrylic painting (20 x 24 in)
Allumé du jazz
Allumé du jazz
$222
Ink drawing (12 x 16 in)
Fanfare mezzadri
Fanfare mezzadri
$2,944
Acrylic painting (59 x 63 in)
Astropi 01
Astropi 01
$1,500
Acrylic painting (39 x 55 in)
Astropi 03
Astropi 03
$1,833
Acrylic painting (39 x 55 in)
Astropi 02
Astropi 02
$1,389
Acrylic painting (39 x 55 in)
La bataille de spring hill
La bataille de spring hill
$89
Ink drawing (7 x 6 in)
Carnaval au château
Carnaval au château
$1,110
Acrylic painting (39 x 48 in)
Sweet'n easy 03
Sweet'n easy 03
$221
Pencil drawing (10 x 13 in)

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