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Escolier Odile | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Escolier Odile | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Escolier Odile

  • France
  • Painter
The structured settings of her paintings are populated by "living, ephemeral and solitary nature."
After studying science in college, Odile wavered between continuing her studies in art or in medicine. Influenced by an occupational therapist father (physiotherapy and rehabilitation), she finally chose training as a physiotherapist. She became interested in alternative medicine (herbs, relaxation) but still continued to paint for her own pleasure. She participated in a few exhibitions with her watercolour and ink works. Painting began to play an increasingly important role in her life and she decided at age 35 to devote herself fully to the art form. From her former profession, Odile still keeps an interest in humanity that she now transmits into her paintings. Meetings and sharing are recurring themes of inspiration; the human being and its relationship to another fascinate the artist.
Odile's work is inspired by Giacometti. A dream of creating one of his sculptures in painted form is at the source of Odile silhouettes. She uses acrylic paint, inks and pigments, first working in the background and then creating hollow spaces, as receptacles for the subject to come. The use of the knife primarily allows her spontaneity and movement. Odile likes scraping, painting sculpting, feeling the overlapping layers and light effects that result. She works the purification of line, the suggestion of forms, keeping only the essentials. From the opposition between subject and environment comes a feeling of loneliness, fragility and melancholy. The traces of time are part of the media and suggest the transience of the moment.
  • 2018
    Jury Special Prize of the Boitiat Barbizon Academia
    Barbizon, France
  • 2014
    Exhibition at mp tresart Gallery
    South Durham, Canada
  • 2013
    Exhibition at the Museum of Graphic Arts
    Moscow, Russian Federation (the)
  • 2012
    Exhibition at the Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts
    Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation (the)
  • 1960
    Birth
    Nancy, France

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