Line. C Artist
Line.C's artworks were first exhibited in 1998 at the Dak'art 98 International Biennale and then at Femin-Art in Germany and Belgium.
They are focussed on exploring themes relating to "The Face" and "The Mask" using "dripping" techniques made famous by the American artist Jackson Pollock. She skillfully applies oils and pigments to show us these androgynous and multiracial faces. She also does photographic research on the "Non Mask", showing the uninhibited expressions of bungee jumpers that she captures in flight and then inscribes on canvas in the darkroom.
After graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts in Rennes in 2000, Line.C created the poster for the 26th edition of the Transmusicales in 2004. The poster shows a multiracial face against a red background; eyes closed with hands cupped around the ears, seeming to listen to the world. This visual design won the most votes and was a huge success.
She has dedicated herself exclusively to painting since 2009.
2015 was a pivotal year when Line.C took her artistic training to a new level by deciding to train with Isabelle Emmerique, a master of European lacquer work, in Paris. This was a natural continuation of Line.C's pictorial work in oil. This new material enriches and brings a fresh dimension to her art.
This old French traditional art (which dates back 300 years) draws on Chinese and Japanese techniques. It has since become a recognised part of the Western decorative canon.
Its implementation is accompanied by rigorous and high quality techniques; colors are created from varnish and turpentine then infused with powdered pigments. These exquisite colours are used for relief or background work and colour inlays.
The decoration may consist of gold leaf, copper, bronze powders and eggshell inlays. They are laid onto background colors and retouched with gold and bronze powders that give an elegant refinement to the tumultuous colors.
High gloss or matt finishes are created by hand-polishing. This manual process can take two or three months but is a necessary part of the technique.
Lacquerwork is an art which is precise, demanding and extremely passionate.
This kind of creation is enriched by the layers of lacquer which succeed and nourish the previous ones, never ceasing to open new doorways, one after the other. The human being is always at the heart of this process, in particular, his most profound self, the one which in turn characterizes or evokes the shifting moods of his soul.
The face functions as a doorway to an interior world. It is close to his headdress and what happens in or on his head; new, imaginary fantasy landscapes.
A purely graphic language that creates richly ornamented but semi-abstract and figurative works.Timeless but resolutely contemporary.
The artist can create commissioned works by integrating her visual world with yours; an artwork with the specific dimensions and colours to suit your interior. She can include a portrait of a subject chosen by the client to be included in the artistic themes of her work, based on a photo supplied by the client.
Options such as gold leaf, gold powder and specific shades of bronze are available. You need only to take a look through her work to find inspiration.