Born in 1957 - France
Odile Druhen was born in Besançon in 1957. She lives and works in Poitiers since 1982.
Her work is defined by subjective and narrative figuration. She prevents the subject (men, women - especially women) to succumb to stress and to the surrounding madness by painting anachronistic objects which are going to allow them to escape their fate.These miniature objects are, for the greater part, small toys that the children appropriate to imitate adults. They are here to disturb a tragedy, a tiredness, they are triggers of dreams, detachments, gaps.
Odile Druhen stages regularly her work through performances, becoming then an actress giving life to her paintings or her installations souped-up by music, sounds and texts.
"I dreamed to follow the courses of the School of Fine Arts but my parents were set against it. I am thus a pure self-taught artist. I was able to attend later on classes at the School of Fine Arts of Poitiers, but I did not find myself there. I explored painting at first. Now, I ally painting and volume. They call out to one another. I also feel great pleasure in performing with what I create."
- Odile Druhen
2011, Abbaye Dortoir des Moines, Saint-Benoit (86)
2010, Galerie Artcuterie, Poitiers
2008, Institut de Beauté Oxygène, Poitiers
2008, Galerie Louise-Michel, Poitiers
2006, Peinture murale, église Sainte- Radegonde, Poitiers
2006, Galerie l’Echappée Belle, Pornic
2004, Galerie Mana Art Création, Vendôme
1991, Galerie Bernard Forget, Poitiers
1991, Galerie du Crédit Agricole, Poitiers
1991, Lycée Louis-Armand, Poitiers
1989, MCL, Poitiers
2010, Galerie le Rayon Vert, Nantes
1988, 2005, 2006, 2007, Chemin des Ateliers, Poitiers
2002, La Soufflerie, Poitiers
2001, Maison des Architectes, Poitiers
2000, Coïmbra, Portugal
1998, Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes
1991, Archipel, La Rochelle
1991, Galerie Büchner, Poitiers
1990, Exposition itinérante Images de Marque, Poitou-Charentes
1990, Galerie Médicis, Besançon
1990, Espace Entreprise, Poitiers
1989, Salon Entreprendre, Versailles
1989, Ecole municipale d'arts plastiques, Châtellerault
1989, Mairie du Ve arrondissement, Paris
1989, Crédit Agricole, Bordeaux
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