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Bertille de Baudinière

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Colorimetry, orange and red, mixed media, 20 inches x 16 inches, 2010
Recyclage 1, mixed media, 49 inches X 56 inches, 2011
Harlem 2, mixed media, 67 inches X 53 inches, 2011
Recycling 1, mixed media, 30 inches x 25 inches, 2011
Harlem 3; Google, mixed media, 30 inches x 40 inches, 2011
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Artist's Statement

My artwork can appear liable to change direction without warning. I am not especially concerned with questions of stylistic matters. What most attract me are oppositions and mobility -- the conditions of life as it is lived now. My means for addressing these issues are the simplest ones: light and dark, water and oil, color and black. In making my work, I seek to put a "pause" on life, to re-examine it with the tools available to me. Some people say that my work is contemplative. I would rather think that I am observing reality and keeping myself aware of our space-time. Catching the light from a window or freezing some junk mail on my canvas allows me to materialize that time. Looking at the conflicting forces that lie at the foundation of our society, I find some peace in playing with the images it provides us. My work is a kind of "pace maker" and helps my heart to beat normally, in rhythm with our reality.


Recent Exhibitions:
2010 “All in the Family”, Islip Museum, Islip, New York.
2009 “New York Light", Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris.
2007 "Painting by Letters", Museum Züdorfer Wehrturm, Cologne.
2006 "Blue Earth", Tomura Gallery, Tokyo.
2008 “Voiles”, Butte aux Cailles, Paris.

Biography :
1955 Born in Saint Malo, France
1982 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts de Paris.
1983-85 Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris. Artist-in-residence.
1986 Monbucho Research Grant, Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo.
1990 Master of Fine Arts, Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo.
1991 Artist-in-residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha Nebraska.
1993 Return to France.
2009 Move to New York City