Stéphane Cattaneo

Stéphane Cattaneo

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La Roche Bernard (56), France
352 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

Collapse au logis
Collapse au logis
$4,116
Acrylic painting (215 x 160 cm)
All or nothing at all
All or nothing at all
$4,225
Acrylic painting (240 x 180 cm)
Jazz comme une image 01
Jazz comme une image 01
$1,811
Acrylic painting (106 x 150 cm)
Jazz comme une image 04
Jazz comme une image 04
$6,585
Acrylic painting (240 x 150 cm)
L’anarchiste
L’anarchiste
$933
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
La passion de saint-françois
La passion de saint-françois
$3,238
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
L’adieu
L’adieu
$3,238
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Fierce and alive
Fierce and alive
$659
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
Hôtel beaurivage
Hôtel beaurivage
$3,238
Acrylic painting (175 x 110 cm)
Glad to be unhappy
Glad to be unhappy
$659
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Primitif du futur
Primitif du futur
$549
Acrylic painting (40 x 50 cm)
Un drame au bordel amer
Un drame au bordel amer
$9,329
Acrylic painting (210 x 170 cm)
La visite
La visite
$1,262
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le désir
Le désir
$5,103
Acrylic painting (170 x 150 cm)
Dîner en ville
Dîner en ville
$3,238
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Chambre avec vue
Chambre avec vue
$3,238
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie
Ma naissance : histoire secrète de ma vie
$3,238
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Morning glory
Morning glory
$659
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Mémoire du mort
Mémoire du mort
$549
Mixed media (37 x 50 cm)
Jazz comme une image
Jazz comme une image
$2,194
Acrylic painting (150 x 100 cm)
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
Une brève histoire de l’empire aztèque
$7,134
Acrylic painting (165 x 235 cm)
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
Faux doigtés, vrais timbrés
$659
Acrylic painting (75 x 50 cm)
Chant solaire
Chant solaire
$713
Acrylic painting (65 x 40 cm)
Incendie
Incendie
$659
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Nuit chez bob
Nuit chez bob
$2,030
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
Seul, à minuit, dans la forêt
$2,194
Mixed media (106 x 152 cm)
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
La vie ordinaire d’une demoiselle
$5,762
Acrylic painting (185 x 165 cm)
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
Célébration des harlem hellfighters
$6,585
Acrylic painting (250 x 180 cm)
L’enfance et les rivières
L’enfance et les rivières
$9,329
Acrylic painting (220 x 220 cm)
Un conte ancien
Un conte ancien
$823
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Une vie ordinaire
Une vie ordinaire
$2,194
Mixed media (106 x 150 cm)
Astropi sous les palmiers
Astropi sous les palmiers
$2,194
Acrylic painting (106 x 150 cm)
Alive and well
Alive and well
$2,194
Acrylic painting (106 x 150 cm)
Où vont les âmes des libellules
Où vont les âmes des libellules
$9,329
Acrylic painting (165 x 165 cm)
Eau
Eau
$4,006
Acrylic painting (165 x 120 cm)
La nuit fantastique
La nuit fantastique
$14,816
Acrylic painting (300 x 165 cm)
L’histoire de france
L’histoire de france
$1,482
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Le sourire du cyclope
Le sourire du cyclope
$274
Pencil drawing (35 x 25 cm)
Astropies d’olonzac
Astropies d’olonzac
$1,317
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
L’avenir du futur
L’avenir du futur
$3,128
Pencil drawing (81 x 104 cm)
Conversation with myself
Conversation with myself
$2,195
Pencil drawing (50 x 65 cm)
Astropi 03
Astropi 03
$713
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Indian lullaby
Indian lullaby
$2,194
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
Celebration
Celebration
$6,585
Acrylic painting (300 x 150 cm)
Indian song
Indian song
$2,194
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
Round midnight
Round midnight
$2,194
Acrylic painting (100 x 150 cm)
Prélude à la sérénité
Prélude à la sérénité
$14,816
Acrylic painting (300 x 165 cm)
La forêt interdite
La forêt interdite
$4,939
Acrylic painting (94 x 150 cm)
Un bref instant d’éternité
Un bref instant d’éternité
$2,194
Acrylic painting (84 x 100 cm)
L’an 10 000
L’an 10 000
$2,194
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Souvenir du futur
Souvenir du futur
$3,291
Mixed media (160 x 100 cm)
La lune dans le caniveau
La lune dans le caniveau
$218
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Un jour ordinaire
Un jour ordinaire
$494
Mixed media (60 x 30 cm)
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
Seconde élégie pour notre-dame-des-landes
$3,567
Acrylic painting (165 x 100 cm)
Jazz action painting
Jazz action painting
$274
Mixed media (38 x 25 cm)
Rêve d’orient
Rêve d’orient
$71
Mixed media (13 x 19 cm)
Touché au cœur
Touché au cœur
$132
Mixed media (23 x 10 cm)
Three for one
Three for one
$548
Mixed media (48 x 48 cm)
L’accordéon de feu
L’accordéon de feu
$494
Mixed media (75 x 50 cm)
Nuit à tanger
Nuit à tanger
$1,811
Mixed media (100 x 80 cm)

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