A drawing… A line! Meeting with Claire Morel
It explores the hidden face of the human soul, shapes fantastic beings, creates improbable images of imaginary narratives and ultimately creates a new reality. Figurative and narrative, Claire Morel’s drawing is based on multiple graphic and artistic references.
Second Prize DDessin 2017, Claire Morel exhibits her unusual and unreal works at the Galerie Vachet-Delmas in Sauve in the Gard until July 07, 2019.
Marlène Pegliasco: Claire, could you talk about your career path?
Claire Morel: I was born on June 21, 1974 and I live and work in Rennes. I studied Fine Arts at the University of Rennes and then trained in decoration in Nantes. I have been drawing for about ten years and regularly exhibit in France, Spain and Korea. In my work, I feed on images, and question the link between myself and others. This link is a monster that swallows up the figures I draw, it fragments their thoughts. Body and soul are far from a quiet stability and a serene routine.
Marlène Pegliasco: Tell us about your current exhibition at Galerie Vachet-Delmas?
Claire Morel: Hair stories are a work on memory and stories, stories invented to bring children into the adult world. Hence a certain cruelty but also a certain moral binarity. I wanted to reclaim them and also invent others by bringing fantasy, humour and especially ambiguity, by breaking the codes of good and evil.
Marlène Pegliasco: What does the drawing translate for you?
Claire Morel: Drawing is and has always been my main practice since childhood, a faithful companion to boredom and an ideal vehicle to travel in my thoughts. I like to compare it to a flying carpet whose driver would be chance, each drawing is a leap towards the unknown for me and it must leave a very wide field of interpretation to the viewer who will be able to transform it at will if he wishes.
Portrait of a draftswoman:
If you were a drawing: an old age drawing of any artist, one where freedom takes precedence over all forms of decorum.
Your favorite technique: the graphite with watercolorThe
most unusual medium to create: a mirror:
“Drawing is like”: Cast a spell to try to transform reality.
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