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Introducing... artist Blandine Bardeau

Posted on August 25, 2015

Blandine Bardeau rejoices in the bright colours and natural forms that feed the weird and wonderful natural history. The juxtaposition of textures of materials creates worlds of curious wonder on paper and soft sculpture. Bardeau explains that she hopes viewers see “something intangible and something they would like to look at again and again, discovering new elements every time, seeing something different. I want my pieces to move!” And they certainly do, as they come alive and float with her latest collections The Jellies populating the page.

From left to right: The Jellies XII -£480, The Jellies XI- £480, De La Laine £960.

Name: Blandine Bardeau

Discipline: Painting and drawing

Age: 28

Where do you live? South London, Peckham. My studio is in Deptford.

Where did you study? Saint Martins and The Glasgow School of Art

Life ambition: To be a full-time successful artist and to create a family


The Crow and The Bean, £1250

Briefly, in one sentence tell us about your work?

My works are combinations, transforming imaginary beings which are inspired by sea creatures, my own soft sculptures, and jewellery pieces as well as woolen yearns. My pieces, paintings or drawings, are mixed media, combining drawing with coloured-pencil, acrylic on acetate or paper and then collaged onto the page, as well as fountain pen and felt-tip pen.  What makes me excited is to give birth to creatures that didn’t exist before, and in the case of my paintings, they allude to abstracted spaces, combinations of forms, colours and shapes.

What do you want people to know about your work?

I would like people to know that I create as I go along, that the pieces appear on the page, that I am watching them grow. It is always a surprise, and that surprise is precious to me, even if I sometimes start off with some elements in mind, or if I pencil in a whole section of the drawing as a staring point. Things will always evolve and change, and anything is possible.

What do you hope people take from your work?

I hope people take a sense of colour, joy and also a darkness. Above all, something intangible and something they would like to look at again and again, discovering new elements every time, seeing something different. I want my pieces to move!

 

 

Thanks Blandine

You can see more of Bardeau’s work here.

 

 

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Written by Curious Duke Gallery blogger Sinéad Loftus.

Lover of all art and fluffy cats.