Céline Chouvenc is an artist from Saint-Etienne, she discovered modeling at the age of 6. After 20 years working with clay and a degree in plastic arts in her pocket, she discovered paper in 2009 on her own and since then she has been obsessively exploring the different potentialities of paper. It offers him new creative possibilities! The overlapping layers of colored paper intertwine and bring to the light, animate the silhouettes that she nicely calls her "Miss". A rich, introspective work, guided by the emotions of the young artist. It is also a work of transformation of information and memory. What drives him is sculpting women. She deciphers, imagines, transcribes faces, looks, expressions. Each sculpture is unique, as if inhabited. The abstract body is a superposition of "cords" all in undulation from which the bust and the face emerge, in a very smooth way. Then, it is a multitude of pieces of newspaper that are glued, modeled, sculpted to form the face. “My women are free… they are not bound by this cord, but arise from this body”. The silhouettes are formed in a work of paradoxes, contradictions and oppositions. These women, without breasts, sometimes almost androgynous, are born from an abstract body and a very realistic face. As inhabited, they are striking and come to pick us up, to amaze us.
“My Women are free… they are not bound by this cord, but arise from this body. Paper has replaced clay, thanks to that, I have total freedom in creation since it shows an inexhaustible versatility. »