Béatrice Kerbastard

Seduced by the practice of drawing since she was a child, Béatrice later trained herself alone to produce oil paintings. After many years of creation and personal experiments, the painter decided to deepen her knowledge by signing up to various courses that would allow her to increase her technical skills. She would follow many sessions reserved for the study of the body in live model workshops and would learn, among other things, to work with acrylics. Set up in the Alpes-Maritimes department, Béatrice occupied a workshop-gallery in Grasse from 2006 to 2013, before moving to a neighbouring commune called Le Rouret.

Between figuration and abstraction, Béatrice’s works are produced on canvas or watercolour paper, and executed in two phases – in accordance with a protocol the artist has perfected over the years. From a mix of marble powder and binder applied irregularly, she coats all of her supports. The result obtained is a more or less pronounced cracking of the material, which according to the painter, “gives a mineral and lively effect to the painting”. With this artistic effect produced by her random gestures, Béatrice takes great satisfaction because the composition created like this is completely unique. It is only once the drying is complete that the artist intervenes again with her work, using paint – acrylics or oils applied with a paintbrush or a knife – that she enriches with touches of ink, charcoal and oily pastels.

Inspired by the work of William Turner (1775-1851), Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Pierre Soulages (born in 1919) or even Fabienne Verdier (born in 1962), Béatrice developed her savoir-faire in 2015 to move towards a meaningful simplification “of writing and forms, with a tendency for abstraction”.

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  • Béatrice Kerbastard
Paris Marais (4ème) Paris Marais (4ème)
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