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chaussette b. is a pseudonym of a Hong Kong based visual artist.

Born in France she worked professionally in the fashion industry in Paris and Hong Kong for 15 years before deciding to explore all the things she always wanted to experiment with, whether driving a truck, wood working, brazing metal, or sewing leather.

This exploration process lead to a surprise breakthrough in 2016 whereby she picked up the camera for the first time.

Nude and Portrait photography became a portal into which she took her first steps as an artist.

 

Her -what she has termed- paintography process is the combination of a large score of photographs, captured mainly in her own studio with nearby objects, textures, parts of her own body, and orchestrated digitally.Emerging from her joy to transform objects, she found an unlimited playground to tell her stories by adding and combining elements taken from life and the material world.Her first bodies of work ‘ Cliché’  ‘Moles I’, ‘Moles II’, ‘Variation en miroir’ and ‘Proud of her’ were all completed in this way and the outcome plays between fashion photography and surrealist painting. 

 

After a frozen shoulder in 2019 she had to stop using her camera and computer which would go on to transform her artwork from paintography to multi-disciplinary mixed-media works, even moving into sculpture.Starting from 2020 the series ‘Moles III’, ‘My alcohol diary’ ‘Dear Axa claims department officer’ and ‘Neuroplasticity’ see fiber, bamboo, ropes, textile, scraps and other tactile materials introduced. The act of reusing and translating what is around her echoes the paintography process in physical form, putting aside the use of the camera and computer and moving away from the pictorial.

 

Layers of meaning and personal stories are inter-woven into each and every piece: a white string becomes a symbol for sobriety, a lamp a symbole of a mole,  a doctor’s face is hidden in a work about her ongoing skin condition, and household waste such as receipts and dried fruit are crafted into a kinetic mobile symbolising neurons aimed at healing. At the heart of it, art has therapeutic power both for the artist and the viewer. She has discovered that dialogue generated from sharing the trauma that stimulated the work allows for learning and distance to be taken from it, whilst opening a space for people to connect with their own humanity.

 

chaussette b. had 11 solo, duo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong and Taiwan since 2018. She has presented a nude portraits exhibition and a paintography serie ‘ cliché’ at the Sense 99 in 2018. She was a selected artist for Le French May arts festival with her solo exhibition ‘Proud of her’, had duo exhibitions with glass artist Christophe Dénoux in Hong Kong and at Art Taipei in Taiwan, and had 2 solo shows with her serie ‘Moles 1’  in 2019. In 2020, as part of Le French May she had a duo exhibition ‘Variation en miroir’ with pop surrealist artist Anne-Kristin Vaudour. In 2021 she was a selected artist for HK’s Inter-island Festival and Cheung Chau Wave Festival, she also showcased her solo exhibition ‘Fooling my brain’ in her studio on Cheung Chau island.

 

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。

 

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