Carine Angelosanto is a self-taught artist born in 1975. Her artistic journey began in 2006 with the creation of small humorous stickers that she enjoys placing in the street like little tender and funny winks to passers-by.
She « invades » little by little - like her predecessors and sources of inspiration - Paris, Lisbon, Berlin and London. In 2007, this material was transformed and transposed onto frame. The design was refined, compiled to create a unity even though each pattern inside the whole is different.
Inspired by the city, Carine is currently working on a series of watercolors depicting characters. She also creates magnets, flyers, bags, postcards, badges.
The series “One”
Resulting from the double addition of urban art and comics, “One” presents a mixed form, between painting and drawing, where the concern for aesthetics is omnipresent. The smooth clean outline of ink and the flat fill contrast with the application of acrylic with a knife for the background.
Carine offers a two-dimensional world where the eye constantly oscillates between the whole and the detail. The vanishing points appear only if you move, you must get closer to see better. Uniformity gradually fades and shows the differences among the multitude. You step back again looking at the whole, the eye caught by the element of the painting that stands out the most. But finally, it is the most interesting?
Unlike her paintings, Carine often portrays in her watercolors living characters who tell stories. Caught in awkward situations, they speak their questions of the world.
Strongly influenced by Berlin, Carine embraces the art of the travel diary, and invites us on a pictorial journey of Germany.
Exhibition and sale on Thursday 1st December 2011, from 18:30 to 21:30.
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