Anaïs de Contades

Born in 1995 - France


“My life is my art and art is my life. My joy and my pain become a work of art. The world is
hurting. I heal it with beauty.” - Anaïs de Contades

At only 21 years old, the young art prodigy Anaïs de Contades already has a lot of life
experience on which she draws to bring depth to her work. Born in an aristocratic French
family, she escaped the conflicts, mistreatment and negligence within her family; she
fought for her independence at the age of 14. At that moment she began writing poetry,
and shortly after, her art practice with drawings and painting. Art and writing was and is her
way to heal herself with beauty instead of falling into nihilism and self destruction.
Anaïs is autodidact. She educated herself in the history of art and in contemporary art by
spending her time reading, visiting galleries, museums and studios, often surrounded by
influential artists and other creatives. She joined and brought another dimension to the art
movement The New Synthesis.

Anaïs is in the line of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, and is influenced by
Serge Gainsbourg and Paul Eluard, her spiritual fathers. She transforms all the traumas of
her youth and the extraordinary experience of her life into drawings, paintings, installations
and videos. Her work takes poetry as the point of departure. As many artists have told her
many times, Anaïs is going to be one of the greatest artists of her generation.

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Upcoming first exhibition - The Red Line - with StellaBond Gallery in September 2016

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