Bertille de Baudinière
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.
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.
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