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Evelyne Huet

Né en 1955 - France

BIOGRAPHIE

I am a mathematician by training, a discipline that I chose for its infinitely dreamlike

dimension and that I taught for years at the university level. Parallely, I attended the famous

studio "La Grande Chaumière" in the Montparnasse area in Paris for a number of years. The

painter René ARTOZOUL was my teacher there. I also studied anthropology.

As far as I can remember, I have always painted humans, often only one at a time and only

the face, simplifying their representations to the extreme - in the drawing as well as in the

choice and application of the colors - so that one can imagine their current emotion through

their expression, whether it be implied or merely suggested.

What interests me fundamentally is not to show the context or the environment of this

emotion, what created it, or those who witnessed it, but to enter the depths of this emotion

and allow one to imagine both its genesis and its evolution, limiting the register of pathos as

much as possible.

This was true for my paintings on canvas of women and young girls faced with violent

situations, and it is also true now for my digital paintings, which I create on an iPad,

using my fingertips, without a stylus, and with the technological support of the software

SketchBook Pro. In parenthesis, this very tactile technic is very helpful in allowing me to give

birth to the emotions that I want to suggest. Not to mention the pleasure of being able to

create and "un-create" a piece as it is being born under your fingertips, as you see fit,

without ever having to kill the previous version to find the new state of equilibrium of the

painting being created - unlike what happens with physical mediums.

My themes have changed, now they focus on the fighting and bloodshed that humans

perpetrate (women are still present, but so are men, in numbers), their pulsions, the

universe of insanity, imprisonment, religions, and in particular the members of the Holy

Family, the "of Nazareths", especially Mary and Jesus, during the "terrestrial" part of their

existences, which is the only one I am interested in for my paintings. And, here too, I

attempt to paint what I imagine their emotions were.

There probably is a form of militancy in my paintings, in the sense that oppression by others

is often present. In this respect, the French art critic and curator Christian Noorbergen did

me the honor of writing that “[My] art is “charged” as a timeless talisman might be."

And there is also perhaps a certain touch inherited from arts seen as "primitive". These

arts, now called "primary", are for me, magnificent and universal imprints of a form of

eternity that deeply moves me.

Another aspect of my work, on a more technical note: My digital images are printed on

Epson Hahnemuble Photorag 305g paper with a Diasec® Plexi/Plexi 3+3mm finishing that

offers a color guarantee of at least 100 years (Museum Quality). They are available to print in

various formats, most often homothetic to the A format, which is the one used for most of

my images. (Many of my paintings were printed at the A format, i.e. 119x84cm.)

The result is an exact copy of my initial creations, both in the colors as well as in the

material effects that I introduce. I mention this because the crossing over of my paintings

from a digital to a physical state is essential, of course. It took me a longtime to choose my

printer, but the one I found (in Brussels) is excellent. My paintings are available in three

limited editions (all formats).

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EXPOSITIONS

2016
OpenArtCode Venise 2016, international exhibit at the Palazzo Franchetti in Venice
(curated by Studio Abba)
8ème Zoom, exhibit of 3 artists at the Galerie L'Arrivage in Troyes
Salon d'Automne Japan 2016 at The National Art Center in Tokyo

2015
That’s the Big Apple, exposition à la Atlantic Gallery à New York (avec la Galerie Bruno
Massa)
Love Art Fair, à Toronto (avec la Galerie Bruno Massa)
BIM Banca Intermobiliare, exposition au Palazzo Bembo à Venise (avec Studio Abba)
Once Upon a Time in Kansai !, exposition à la Shibatacho Gallery à Osaka (avec la
Galerie Bruno Massa)
Affordable Art Fair New York», in NYC (curated by the Galerie Bruno Massa)
Art3F Paris, exhibit at the Paris Event Center in Paris
Festiv'Aralya 2015, online exhibit (in 3D) on the website www.aralya.fr
Salon d'Automne 2015, Paris
Art Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taiwan (curated by the Galerie Bruno Massa)
Salon des Beaux Arts 2015, Paris

2014
Salon d’Automne Israël 2014, Tel Aviv
WorldArtVision Party Madrid 2014, international exhibit during the Art Week in
Madrid
Chianti Star Festival 2014, international exhibit organized with the University of
Florence, which brings together science, art, and cinema, in San Donato in Poggio in Tuscany
OpenArtCode Paris 2014 with « Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris

2013
Hey sister you gonna win!, solo exhibit, Galerie TEODORA, rue de Penthièvre in Paris
Chianti Star Festival, international exhibit organized with the University of Florence,
which brings together science, art, and cinema, in San Donato in Poggio in Tuscany
From Giants to Mutants», solo exhibit, Eciffice Business Center, avenue des Champs
Elysées in Paris
OpenArtCode Paris 2013 with « Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris
Scope Art Fair 2013, « BASEL in Miami

2012
What the Giants think, solo exhibition, Mairie du 13ème arrondissement, Paris
WorldArtVision Party 2012 international exhibition during the Art Week in Madrid
OpenArtCode Shanghaï 2012», one year exhibition in China (Shanghaï, Beijin, and
other major Chinese cities)
Salon d’Automne Israël 2012, Tel Aviv
Inside the Giants' eyes», solo exhibit, Médiathèque Jean Macé Château-Thierry,
Aisne. (As part of a series of cultural events organized for International Day Against Domestic
Violence on November 25th)

2011
OpenArtCode Paris 2011 with « Art en Capital Grand Palais, Paris
OpenArtCode Monaco 2011 at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monte-Carlo
WorldArtVision Barcelona 2011 at Real Circulo Artistico in Barcelona
09 April, 2011, exhibition at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris

2010
Art en Capital Grand Palais in Paris
solo exhibition at the Galerie Mona-Lisa, rue de Varenne in Paris
exhibition of paintings and sculptures from the Académie Boitiat at the ’Espace
Culturel Marc Jacquet' in Barbizon
exhibition ARTOZOUL et ses amis peintres de la Grande Chaumière at the Galerie du
Montparnasse in Paris.
13 March, 2010, exhibition at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris

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