Spring inspire us with the idea of a collection of paintings, dedicated to this wonderful season! Read more
Search
Favorites
Cart
  • Catherine Simoneau Pestel

Catherine Simoneau Pestel

  • France
  • Painter

Catherine grew up and worked in her father’s workshop (lacquer furniture restoring and painting). There she discovered the use of lacquer: a plant resin that serves as a coating for wood. Lacquer has its roots in ancient China and has been used there for over three thousand years, extending throughout Southeast Asia to become an art. Fascinated by her father’s work, Catherine focused on artistic studies and naturally chose to work with this medium. In 1988, her marriage took her to settle in Eure et Loire, where she opened a studio to work on her creations and was approached by an association to be a volunteer teacher of the art and technique of lacquer. Her desire to transmit to others echoes the spiritual heritage of her father and is itself expressed in her painting. This ancient art, from a culture of wisdom and patience, allows the artist to transcribe a deep questioning of life.
Catherine’s artistic work was first expressed by the traditional techniques of lacquer. On different media (wood, metal, and Plexiglas), she set minerals, textiles and metal into thick layers of fresh lacquer, as once did the ancients who inlaid mother of pearl, gold or coral. Now she focuses her research and artistic expression on a new medium: paper. When diluted, the lacquer is absorbed and penetrates to give a matt and transparent aspect. When thicker, it remains on the surface and folds in successive waves, capturing light.
Lacquer, whether vegetable or synthetic, permeates the surface, exhibiting its particular distinction of being both dull and bright, and continues to fascinate the artist. She draws, scratches, prints, and impregnates papers of different textures with lacquer, where it overlaps leaves of silver that have been tarnished with acid. Her works are often abstract, and even if she sometimes gives in to the pleasure of the figurative, it is the material that remains essential.

Discover the portrait of the artist

Currently this artist is only exhibited in our online gallery.

Follow this artist and receive an email when new artworks from this artist will be available.

Filter

(24 Artworks)

24 Artworks

Sort

(Relevance)

Unique art for...

UNIQUE CERTIFIED ARTWORKS

UNIQUE CERTIFIED ARTWORKS

Selected by our art curators

SPECIALIZED DELIVERY

SPECIALIZED DELIVERY

Careful and secure packaging

30 DAYS GUARANTEE

30 DAYS GUARANTEE

Satisfied or refunded

We use cookies to give you the best shopping experience. If you continue to use our services, we will assume that you agree to the use of such cookies. Find out more about cookies and how to refuse them.