Who is Béatrice Dreux?
Béatrice Dreux is a French contemporary artist from Versailles.
The artist studied art at the University of Applied Arts and Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
In 1999 she received the Schindler Scholarship in Los Angeles.
Beatrice has had international exhibitions in the National Gallery of Cairo, at the Secession in Vienna, the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg, Lentos in Linz, and at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles.
The artist lives and works in Austria.
I grew up with my very young mother.
She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and she often had to take me with her to lectures.
My father, who was much older was in the Algerian war.
These two extremely different realities shaped my way of thinking to this day.
My mother and me stayed every summer in Greece sleeping on the beach.
She knew a lot about literature, philosophy and art.
This was a fountain for me.
Literature was the first possibility to feel understood and at home.
A bit like a deal with the devil.
As a single Mother i have less time.
The mainstream get's stronger and liberty fades away so i watch out.
The time in the studio is holy.
Residences are a great possibility to work.
Being far away from the every day life is brilliant and has a big impact to my life and my work.
I try not to respond directly on whats going on outside.
I am highly interested in abstraction and the inner state of mind.
Right know art grows in the shadow.
Success is overrated.
For me its important to be good contextualized.
I am working on a series of rainbows and very dark clouds.
Neither objects, nor people, nor everyday items are shown.
In a way the images work like ICONS, but without a religious aspect.
Spherical things like clouds, rainbows, tears/drops, God- images and OCTOPUSSYS have been the main topics of my work in recent years.
Whether the work is finished is determined by if they breathe.
The works are mostly dominated by the color black and brown in all its facets.
Oil chalk, mortal, glitter, and acrylic paint are the materials.
Beatrice Deux was born in Versailles in 1972.
She received her diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
Her paintings have been subject of numerous solo exhibitions.
Germany, Sidney Ogidan Gallery, Vienna (2020)
Artist residency Program, Paris (2021)
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A big thank you to the brilliant artist Béatrice Dreux for sharing her wonderful work with us.