Born in Alger in 1965, artist Valérie Depadova expresses herself in acrylic, collage, pastel, Indian ink and graphite, producing female portraits with an oriental feel.
Words are captured, isolated from their original context, and written into Depadova’s canvas with a new meaning. Classed as part of the singulier movement, she works the colour using a knife with force and determination. The artist produces artworks of figures with an ethnic aesthetic, a tribute to her Algerian roots.
Depadova pays particular attention to the mediums and materials she uses. The canvas is worked in a multitude of layers and all types of paper. Her works are stylised through the use of newspapers and old encyclopaedia that have been re-appropriated, reworked and reassembled into a patchwork of colours.
Permanent: Gallery Arte Artesania Calle de la Luna Soller Palma de Mallorca Spain frans vanhove, Art Gallery Leuven belgium
2016: Gallery of Montau (Lande) July 1st to August 31st - Gallery Carré d’art croisé Expo Temoins et Territoires August 20th to September 25th - Gallery Village d’Artistes Rablay sur Layon October 4th to December 30th - Gallery Carré d’artistes, Moscow
2015: Han Singular Art Festival on Lesse Belgium from April 4 to 6 - Affordable Art Fair Maastricht from April 16 to 19 - 24th Festival of Singular Art Banne from July 16 to 19 - Festival Art Brut et Singulier Chateau de Joviac Rochemaure August 14, 15 and 16
2014: Han sur Lesse Belgium Singular Art Festival from 4 to 6 April - Singularly your from 8 to 12 May Montpellier - 23rd Festival de Banne from 28 May to 1 June in Ardèche - Festival courant d’art from 7 to 9 June in Authon du perche - Aux arts citoyens rencontre d’art singulier in Marsac en Livradois on 5 and 6 July - 24th Festival de Banne from 16 to 20 July
2013: Solo exhibition Galerie Marianne Argeles sur Mer - Solo exhibition Galerie D’Oc Lespignan from March 15th to April 15th - 21st Festival de Banne : "Love is cherry" from May 8 to 12 in Ardèche - Expo École de commerce de Clermont Ferrand from May 13 to June 14 - Expo mairie d’Ambert from May 20 to June 9 - Festival courant d’art from June 14 to 16 in Authon du perche - Aux arts citoyens rencontre d’art singulier in Marsac en Livradois on July 6 and 7 - 22ème Festival : "A thousand and one colours" from Wednesday 17 July to Sunday 21 July - Expo at Moulin Richard de Bas from 24 August to 1 September - Galerie Carré d’art croisée from 26 August to 6 October Les Hautes Claires Dautres 24150 Mauzac and Grand Castang