Mahé Boissel

After devoting many years to creating fabrics in Languedoc-Roussillon for ready-to-wear clothes, Mahé felt the need to pick up her paintbrushes and give herself over entirely to her first passion, visual arts. Her encounter with Charles Zalber, a Parisian art merchant and former director of the Gallery Lucie Weill and Seligmann supported her career change and provided her with a strong foundation for her status as a visual artist in the world of art.

Mahé spends her time drawing and readily uses various tools and techniques such as the fountain pen and ballpoint pen or pastels, charcoal and black stone. To make her canvases, the artist covers her support with pictorial material - oil or acrylic paint - and then draws her subjects with oil pastels.

Mahé is intensely interested in others and creates works that capture the human being in all of its guises and that speak to human nature from every angle. The artist "spends [her] time watching and listening to them. She is always surprised, entertained, dismayed and moved by them." The artist is affected by every human being no matter their style, nature, character or physical attributes. She works constantly on translating the feelings each "encounter" elicits in her onto her canvas. Her lines are bold, expressive and full of frank and contrasting colours; the shapes are as familiar as they are numerous and singular. Between formal abstraction and free representation, her works are witnesses to the artist's universe and they hold in them all the emotional intensity that she puts into her work.