CLAF, an artist originally from La Tuque, has been painting for 17 years. Her works can be found in several collections (public and private) in Canada and Europe, at the Galerie Allégorie in Montreal, as well as at Vice Versa meubles et tentations in Gatineau.

She has participated in over twenty exhibitions and artistic events (private, collective, corporate) in Quebec and Ontario. Her artistic achievements include several awards and mentions and she has participated in several prestigious events to paint in front of the public. CLAF graduated from Laval University with a degree in education and has added several courses in psychology to her knowledge. Fascinated by the theories of psychoanalyst Sigmond Freud, she integrates them into her artistic projects by combining emotions and significant events, to obtain works imbued with color and subjective images.

Close to her emotions, she seeks to treat with sensitive, personal subjects to give them a meaning and better tame them.

Artistic approach

Plagued by illness, she can neither walk nor believe in hope. She turns out to have a devastating bacterium that stayed as a host in her body.  Doctors give her little chance of recovery.

“I never imagined that a human could suffer like this. “

As of today, after having painted the Dream, CLAF paints the dark sides of her diary. She learns to cohabit with her traumas: to welcome, to take control instead of fleeing.

Her works are usually painted in series, either in the use of materials or in the exploration of a particular idea. Each painting starts with a directive feeling. It is studied, even psychoanalyzed. CLAF’s abstract style, her reliefs, her imposing colors, her story are delivered with courage and timidly on paintings based on different techniques: scraping, wiping, impasto. Her mediums are mixed: acrylic paints, iridescent liquid, mortar or gel and epoxy resin, applied sporadically.

She paints in multi-layers: layer after layer, there is a superposition of colors and transparency. Confidences are revealed one at a time in her art, some details remain hidden between others, because too sensitive, intense, and heavy. Some lines subtly flirt with the figurative to guide the viewer. Calligraphic traces are left spontaneously on the work, recalling the diary.

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