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Kerstin Paillard Looking for Northern Lights I, 2018


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Kerstin Paillard, Looking for Northern Lights I
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About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : pastel, Pigments

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Mounted on stretched linen canvas.

    Words from the artist about the concept; Laponia “Looking for Northern Lights” wich this artworks is a part of.
    This summer and fall, I had the chance to do an Art Residency in the North of Sweden, in a little village called Västra Örträsk in the region of Lapland. Here started a new body of work, inspired by the light, the sky, the colours, the nature and the people of Laponia.

    I had always dreamed about the particular atmosphere and luminosity you have in this area, the fantastic skies and surrounded brightness you can see. But the experience was even better then my dreams. I felt litterally in love with the skies and the clouds, the landscapes and the nature, the manifold shades and hues, the inhabitants and the incredible surrounding serenity. I had never experienced landscapes so wide that the sky could embrace you, that the colours surrounded you totally and that nothing could stop your race, your vision, your dreams. A feeling of freedom that touched me deeply.

    The skies and their unique and ever changing design have always inspired me and are the basis of my artistic work. This particular light and these skies that never get dark even during the winter, the reflections in the frozen lakes, the albescent horizon and the indigo sunset, every moment was highly inspiring for me. The paintings I made are a tribute to Lapland, to the savage swedish landscapes, to my home country. They express my admiration and fascination for the Northern skies and lights and the silence of the nights in Laponia.

    The dreams are a very important part of my work and my life. Spending time looking for the Northern Ligths was a magical experience. My purpose is not to tell a story, it is about a dream that came true and to encourage involvement and imagination by providing the viewers with an intangible and emotional experience.

    With this body of work I want to invite the viewers to an immaterial world filled with serenity and hope, to embrace them with the particular atmosphere of Laponia, make them travel, dream and spur their desire of exploration and freedom.
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Kerstin Paillard

France Born in: 1977

Kc.Paillard, born in 1977 in Paris (France), grown up in Stockholm (Sweden), is a Franco-Swedish artist who lives in the south of France and works between Nice and Stockholm. She draws her inspiration from her legacy, double culture, Art History, the beauty of nature, the northern and southern light and skies, as well as her emotions and dreams. Her items are like her, at the crossroads of this genuine and warm handicraft that has been decorating the Swedish homes for centuries and an original French piece of art.

She has been painting for several years using dry pastels on canvas. Her work is an abstract dreamlike painting where the colours, the textures and the multiple layers of matter expand to create big fields of colours. Her pictural style is a sensitive and original combination, fluctuating between Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting (Helen Frankenthaler, Rothko, Emil Nolde, Degas).

Kc.Paillard has studied Fine Arts in Vallauris (France) for 1 year, in order to get a classic formation. Then she studied Contemporary Art in Nice (France) during 4 years. Eventually, she obtained a Master degree in Art History at the University of Montpellier (France) after 5 years. Her master's thesis were about Graffiti and Street Art (4th year) and Scandinavian Design (5th year).

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