In her works, Catandre explores various artistic techniques - painting, drawing, engraving, silkscreen printing - to create mysterious images where human and vegetable forms are intertwined.
For paintings such as drawings, on canvas or paper, inks, pastels, charcoal and pigments are mixed with water, oil, wax or casein. The materials mix and merge into layers where the patterns overlap and are discovered, depending on the superposition of the layers, are finally revealed.
Drypoint, etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, in her prints, she searches for traces that take shape in the interplay of hollows and reliefs, ink and paper, black and white or coloured overlays. Series: from drawing to engraving, from painting to silkscreen printing, the motif is repeated in countless variations. Reinterpreted from one medium to another, it is enriched and transformed.
"Flowers, fruits, seeds, trees inspire me and I explore the analogies between plant forms and human forms, through the theme of germination/gestation. When the plant and the body are one, metamorphosis is at work. "
To bring to light this archaeology of the intimate, where plant and body are one and the same, Catandre uses a deliberately limited range of colours: black and white, red and sometimes blue.