chaussette b. is a fictitious name of an artist born in 1978 in France. She currently works and lives in Hong Kong. 

 

After working in the retail industry in Paris and Hong Kong for 15 years, she decided to dig out all the things she never had the time to explore. 

She came up with a long list of all the interests she wanted to try out, driving a truck, learning carpentry, painting, sewing leather...

This exploration process led her by accident to photography in 2016.

Since then, she has never stopped using her camera and decided to let the accidents occurs in her life and draw her new path

 

Nude photography came across first, she did a lot of nude portraits at her her start, which she still continues to enjoy today along commissioned face portraits

The editing part of the photos was one of her favorite moment and she started to play around the original photographs by adding elements and create a complete different story.

 

Her paintography process is the combination of a large score of photographs, captured mainly in her own studio with nearby objects and part of her own body.

It is fascinating to notice what a massive amount of time and how many different tiny tasks are required to finalize each of her artworks.

She meticulously glues them together digitally, then bravely twists them to get close to the visual composition she has in mind.

 

By overlaying then her photographs with plain texture background photographs, her final work would sit between fashion photography and dark surrealism painting 

 

Thanks to her wit and sharp sense of  humour, mundane objects and simple elements of the human body turn into a final story which reveals a glimpse of bizarrerie and emotional depth.

Her poetic work is about stepping back and transforming your initial perception into something different. It tells the story of a murky rainy day ripening  into an agreeable  and calm moment thanks to gallows humor and irony. 

 

There is a ceremonial aspect in her way of building each piece that one can feel when gazing at her paintographies

The pleasure and the relief she gets from this technical soul soothing process is probably what involves the audience, taken aback by her cryptic work.

 

She has  presented her nude portraits 'la Fanf à l'air' in Hong Kong in 2018, exhibited her first paintography serie 'Cliché' in 2018 in Hong Kong

In 2019 she had exhibited 'Proud of her', an associated project with le french may art festival, followed by two exhibitions 'Moles I 'and 'Moles II

In October 2019, she had participated to Art Taipei fair

Until end of january 2020, some of her work is exhibited at Lumen in wong chunk hang  in Hong Kong, and she will be part again of the associated project of Le french May in May 2020 with  "Variation en miroir", a new serie in collaboration with german pop surrealist artist Anne Kristin Vaudour

 

chaussette b. 是藝名,這位藝術家於1978年在法國出生,現居香港,在此工作。

 

在巴黎和香港的零售業忙碌了15年後,她決心挖出一切從未有時間去探索的興趣。

 

開卡車、學木工、繪畫、皮藝製作……所有她感興趣想嘗試的事物最終匯成了一份長長的清單。

 

探索這一系列興趣的過程在2016年偶然引她進入了攝影領域。

在那之後,她再未放下相機。她決定繼續這次生命的偶然,以此開闢新的道路。

 

人體攝影是她最初的繆斯,初時的她拍攝了大量人體攝影作品。時至今日,在人像攝影工作之餘,她依舊享受着人體攝影創作的愉悅。

 

編輯相片是她最愛的時刻。通過在原始相片上玩心大發地添加元素,她最終可以創造出一個完全不同的故事。

她的攝繪過程基於大量相片的拼合。相片多是在她自己的工作室里隨手可得的物件,或是她自己身體的一部分。

一想到她完成每件作品所需的大量時間和數不盡的細小步驟,就覺得這一切都是如此令人着迷。

她一絲不苟地將相片數字剪輯在一起,大膽放肆地將其扭曲變形,拼接成接近於自己所想要的視覺效果。

 

她通過疊加自己的攝影作品和純色紋理的背景相片,使得最終作品呈現一種遊走在時尚攝影與暗黑超現實主義繪畫之間的風格。

 

她睿智又有趣,平凡的物件和簡單的人體,最終在她手中變成了一個讓人一瞥怪誕、感受深情的完整故事。

她作品的詩意,在於讓你退後一步,將最初的感知變為其它不可名狀的東西。一個陰暗雨天的故事,藉著黑色幽默反諷,變成了一個宜人平靜的時刻。

 

任誰注視她的攝繪作品,都可以感受到她每次創作時的儀式感。

大概正是她這一用技術撫慰靈魂,從中獲得愉悅放鬆的方法,使得觀展者身涉其中,訝異於其中的神秘感。

 

2018年,她在香港展出人體攝影作品《一絲不掛的銅管樂隊(la Fanf à l'air)》,同年亦於香港展出了她的首個攝畫系列作品《陳腔濫調(Cliché)》。

2019年,與法國五月藝術節合作展出項目《以她為榮》,隨後她又舉辦了兩次展覽——《痣·一》和《痣·二》。

2019年10月,她參加了台北藝術博覽會。

至2020年1月底,她的部分作品正在香港黃竹坑的Lumen Design Store展出。如今她再次參加法國五月藝術節,將於2020年5月與德國流行超現實主義藝術家Anne-Kristin Vaudour合作展出系列作品《鏡像變奏曲》。

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