Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest Acrylic on canvas 2020

61x50 cm

 

In the oldest folklore and throughout the centuries to modern fantastic works, forests are places of enchantment, magic, mystery.

Many fables, tales and legends take place in this sometimes idyllic, protective and wonderful environment, sometimes dangerous, sinister and distressing. Alice in Wonderland, Robin Wood, Tom Thumb, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan… Forests house the characters of legends, elves, fairies, giants, dwarves, trolls and other mythical creatures.

Enchanted forest is a reference to this fantastic forest world.

It is an abundant imagination that takes place with the interweaving of colors and shapes. The graphics are childish, simple and very colorful and can suggest that this is a world dedicated to childhood, myself having been lulled from an early age by tales and fables. Nevertheless, it is an invitation to the imagination of adults who accept to let themselves be carried away in an extraordinary, unexpected world, where the mind wanders, in which shapes and colors are penetrating and take them to a magic and unique experience. The colors are reminiscent of those of the inextricable jungle. The virgin forest worries or offers asylum to the people of the invisible and could echo the shamanic rituals that open up possibilities between reality and fiction.

 

Artist: Aurore Chesseret

  • ARTWORK INFO

     

    Enchanted Forest Acrylic on canvas 2020

    61x50 cm

     

  • ARTIST INFO

    Aurore Chesseret

     

    Key moments :

    Birth (1988) and childhood in France University course in architecture (2007-2012)

    Profession of architect and urban planner in Switzerland (2010-2018) Art and painting exhibitions in France and Europe (since 2016) Creation of Atelier Blå in South of France (2017)

    Painter based in Provence (Gordes) since 2018

     

    I have always felt creation as something instinctive, which can hardly be explained. I tend to think that the spirit of childhood, fertile, unconventional, free, has not disappeared however it has evolved and expresses through my painting.

     

    I get my technical and theoretical learning from my course in architecture. Then I practiced the profession of architect and urban planner for several years before devoting myself to art.

    My practice is necessarily influenced by this : composition of the space, landscapes, perspectives.

    But I also detach myself from these notions in order to explore other fields, emotional, sensory, gestural, the creative impulse.

    I like this duality between a constructed approach and a sensitive approach.

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