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Bottichio Anik | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Bottichio Anik  | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Bottichio Anik

  • France
  • Painter
Painting is a vital and emancipatory activity for me. It's a quest for oneself, a confession, between frankness and dissimulation.
Passionate about painting, Anik began practising the fine arts in high school before continuing her education at the National School of Fine Arts in Nancy and the Nicolas Untersteller School of Fine Arts in Metz. In 1992, she left her native Lorraine to settle in Bouches-du- Rhône. During one year, Anik took classes at the Beaux-Arts in Avignon, perfecting her technique whilst giving her paintings a personal touch that was still unexplored. This new contribution to her pictorial approach lead the artist to learn about the practices of art therapy with the objective of providing patients with support in their individual recovery. Since 2009, Anik has been working as head of the art therapy workshop at Saint Paul’s Health Centre in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Armed with her brushes, tubes of acrylic paint and cut-outs of paper, Anik Bottichio composes intense painted collages that highlight anonymous characters which are full of her qualms, in order to better question her own life. For several years now, the painter has been working from pieces of newspaper that she painstakingly selects for their evocative phrases and partially overlaps with material so that certain characters remain legible through transparency, such as subliminal messages or prayers. Carried out with tenderness in relatively small tones, Anik’s portraits challenge us with their poignant sincerity and allows her to overcome her doubts and fears as much as to express her deepest emotions.
  • 2017
    Exhibition at the Valetudo gallery
    Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
  • 2009
    Becomes a Art therapist at the Saint-Paul Health Centre
    Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
  • 2000
    Obtains her practitioner certificate in art therapy
    PROFAC Institute of Arles, France
  • 1968
    Birth
    Nancy, France

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