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Calme et Volupte

Size/100 x 100 cm
Price/$4,300

Chant L’oiseau

Size/80 x 80 cm
Price/$2,900

Deux

Size/60 x 60 cm
Price/$1,900

La Nature Parle

Size/70 x 50 cm
Price/$1,800

Le Fil

Size/80 x 80 cm
Price/$2,900

Valerie Depadova

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1965

Algeria

France

Artist’s Story

Valerie retains peaceful images from her childhood in Bou Haroun on the Algerian coast / The African continent bequeathed her the wealth of a palette of shimmering colours and a candid and spontaneous expression / Valerie mixes acrylic, pastel, ink, pencil and collage , canvas, magazines and old encyclopaedias are reworked, reprinted, sometimes beat up, wrinkled, painted and assembled in a patchwork of colours / Words are captured, isolated from their original context and find a different meaning / Valerie observes human beings with great fondness and wishes to convey a message of love, gentleness and joy

Full CV

CV

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Exposition personelle / Galerie Marianne - argeles sur mer, France

2016
Exposition individuelle / Galerie de Montau - Montauban, France

2016
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Village d'Artistes Rablay -
Rablay-sur-Layon, France

2015
Festival Art Brut et Singulier / Chateau de Joviac - Rochemaure, France

2014
Exposition individuelle / Festival de Banne - Ardèche, France
2014
Exposition individuelle / Festival courant d'art - Authon du Perche,
France
2013
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Marianne - Argeles sur Mer, France
2013
Exposition individuelle / Galerie D'Oc - Lespignan, France
2013
Exposition individuelle / École de commerce de Clermont Ferrand -
Clermont Ferrand, France
2013
Exposition individuelle / Carré d'Arts Croisés - Mauzac et Grand
Castang, France
2013
Exposition individuelle / Épicerie des Arts - Collias, France
2013
Exposition individuelle / Festival d'art Singulier - Ardèche, France
2011
Exposition individuelle / Logis des Arts - Nervieux, France
2010
Exposition individuelle / Épicerie des Arts - Collias, France
2010
Exposition individuelle / Parcours de l'Art - Avignon, France
2010
Exposition individuelle / Galerie l'Arrivage - Troyes, France
2010
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Méridienne - Mejannes le Clap, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / Galerie du Châtel - Yèvre le Châtel, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Singul'art - Lyon, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / Centre Culturel Vals et Vivarais - Vals les
Bains, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / Passage à L'art - Cherbourg, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / GMAC Bastille - Paris, France
2009
Exposition individuelle / GMAC Bastille - Paris, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Le Hang Art - Saffré, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Salon de Saint Malo - Saint Malo, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / GMAC de Valbonne - Valbonne, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Méridienne - Mejannes le Clap, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Les 111 des arts - Paris, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Les 111 des arts - Paris, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Chapelle de l'Hôtel Dieu - Toulouse, France
2008
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Chercheur d'Art - Metz, France
2007
Exposition individuelle / GMAC Bastille - Bastille, France
2007
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Yves Halter - Rennes, France
2007
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Linon - Berlin, Allemagne
2007
Exposition individuelle / Galerie le Radar - Bayeux, France
2007
Regards de Femme / Le Logis des arts - Uzès, France
2007
Exposition individuelle / Galerie Yaya - Martigues, France
2007
La brée les Bains / Galerie d'art XB - Ile d'Oleron, France

Group Exhibitions
2018
Exposition / BEYROUTH Carré d'artiste - beyrouth, Liban
2016
Expo Temoins et Territoires / Galerie Carré d art croisé - Lyon, France
2016
Exposition collective / Galerie Carré d'artistes - Moscou, Russie
2015
Exposition collective / Festival d'art singulier de Han - Lesse,
Belgique
2015
Exposition collective / Affordable Art Fair - Maastricht, Pays-Bas
2015
Exposition collective / Festival d'art singulier - Banne, France
2014
Exposition collective / Festival d'art singulier d'Han - Lesse, Belgique
2014
Exposition collective / Festival de Banne - Banne, France
2013
L'amour est cerise / Festival de Banne - Banne, France
2013
Exposition collective / Festival courant d'art - Authon du perche,
France
2013
Exposition collective / Festival Mille et une couleurs - Paris, France
2013
Exposition collective / Moulin Richard de Bas - Ambert, France
2011
Exposition collective / Festival d'art Singulier de Banne - Ardèche,
France
2011
Exposition collective / Planète Terre exposition - Massillargues
Attuech, France
2010
Exposition collective / GMAC Bastille - Paris, France
2010
Exposition collective / Festival de Banne - Ardêche, France
2010
Exposition collective / Salon International de l'art contemporain -
Marseille, France
2009
Exposition collective / Galerie Sonne - Copenhague, Danemark
2009
Exposition collective / Festival d'art singulier de Banne - Banne,
France
2008
Exposition collective / Salon D'art singulier Bann'art - Banne, France
2008
Exposition collective / Festival de peinture de Magné - Magné, France
2008
Exposition collective / Grand Dôme de l'Hôtel Dieu - Lyon, France
2007
Exposition collective / Salon D'art singulier Bann'art - Banne, France

Permanent Collections
2017
Galerie Arte Artesania Calle, France
2016
Frans vanhove Art Gallery Leuven, Belgique
2015
Galerie Carré d'artiste, France
2014
Galerie Open art, France

Career Highlights

  • 2018 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Marianne - Argeles sur mer, France
  • 2018 Group Exhibition, Beirut Carré d'artiste - Beirut, Lebanon

Artist Statement

Valerie retains peaceful images from her childhood in Bou Haroun on the Algerian coast. From an early age, she drew, painted and sculpted. Being an artist was evident, natural, and a need. Her father brought back objects that fascinated her from his military missions in the heart of Africa. They inspired her pictorial work with surprising ethnic connotations. The African continent bequeathed her the wealth of a palette of shimmering colours and a candid and spontaneous expression.
Valerie mixes acrylic, pastel, ink, pencil and collage. Canvas, magazines and old encyclopaedias are reworked, reprinted, sometimes beat up, wrinkled, painted and assembled in a patchwork of colours. Words are captured, isolated from their original context and find a different meaning.
Colour is brutally worked with a knife. Characters gradually come to life on an abstract background and evolve slowly through the paintings.
Africa is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Valerie; the stylized human forms, their disproportions, the protruding or hunched lines, the characters’ often asymmetrical and dynamic postures, all reminiscent of African sculpture. This personal and rhythmic approach to anatomy brings about a vitality and strength that illuminates each composition.
The characters’ eyes within a triangle of faces, observe time and movement. From this perspective, Valerie connects art to the most important events of life giving her creations a social dimension. Through her evocatively titled works, the artist invites us to join her in her reflection on our predatory world.
Valerie observes human beings with great fondness and wishes to convey a message of love, gentleness and joy. She seems to remember that there can be warmth at the heart of winter.

Artist’s Press