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" PEINDRE PLUS QU'UNE JOIE... UNE EVIDENCE!

Biography

ERIKA SELLIER PAINTS LIFE...
THAT OF FOREIGN AND FORGOTTEN CULTURES, OF PEOPLE ENCOUNTERED ON A PATH’S TURNING, SEIZED IN THEIR DAILY LIVES.
FROM HER TRAVELS BY SEA OR BY LAND, SHE HAS MANAGED TO APPROACH THEM AND DISCOVER THEIR HIDDEN SOULS. HER PAINTINGS CAPTURE THE EPHEMERAL MAGIC, ANONYMOUS TAKEN ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT. SHE ATTEMPTS TO STOP TIME. TO PRESERVE ANCESTRAL GESTURES FROM SINKING INTO OBLIVION, RITUALS WHICH ARE TRANSMITTED FROM MEN TO MEN. IT IS WHAT SHE CALLS «THE ART OF THE PRESENT» AND PRECISELY, THESE MEN’S LIFE STORIES COME ALIVE UNDER HER PAINTBRUSHES WITH A FORM OF COLOURFUL CROSSBREDING!
THE PAYS BASQUE HAS BEEN HER HOME FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, AND HER WORK EQUALLY TAKES US TO THE HEART AND ROOTS OF THE BASQUE CULTURE, POETICALLY RECOUNTING IT TO US. IT IS HER WAY OF SHARING HER AFFECTION AND ATTACHMENT TO THAT LAND.
OUTSIDE HER STUDIO IN SAINT JEAN DE LUZ , ERIKA SELLIER IS REGULARY SHOWN AT PROFESSIONAL ART -FAIRS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES.
HER OTHER PASSION IS UNDER-GLASS PAINTING.
TRAINED TO THIS DELICATE CRAFT AT THE «ATELIERS D’ART DE FRANCE » SHE DESIGNS JEWELLERY, PRECIOUS AND UNIQUE OBJECTS, AS WELL AS AN ART-OF-THE-TABLE COLLECTION.
SHE HAS BEEN GIVEN RECOGNITION AND LISTED AMONGST THE «TALENTS DE FRANCE ».
ERIKA HOPES TO RELY ON HER ENTHUSIASM IN THAT PARTICULARY ARTFUL CRAFT SO TO PROTECT IT FROM SINKING INTO OBLIVION, IN FRANCE AS WELL AS ABROAD.
SPECIAL COMMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED.YOU MAY VISIT HER STUDIO ON REQUES


Education

2016-2017 thermoformage la bastide clairence, France
1985-1987 Ecole Supérieure de Publicité Paris, France
ERIKA SELLIER

The artist at work

Awards


2014 centre culturel IRUN IRUN, Spain

2003 prix du public salon "l'art et le sport" Biriatou, France

Solo Expositions


2019 GALERIE ATEKA BAYONNE, France

2019 les journées du patrimoine tour de Bordagain CIBOURE, France

2018 galerie pilli Tafernaberry bidart, France

2015 LES PATRIMONIALES CASINO BELLEVUE BIARRITZ, France

2014 POP UP GALERIE BIARRITZ, France

2014 galerie christel limoges, France

2014 bergdorf goodman new york, NY, United States

2013 GALERIE DU TAOULET LA BASTIDE CLAIRENCE, France

2013 galerie de L'Infante SAINT JEAN DE LUZ, France

2013 Galerie Nadine Paris 75001, France

Collective Expositions


2020 salon maison & Objet janvier paris villepinte, France

2019 SALON DES PEINTRES ET ANTIQUAIRES CASINO BELLEVUE BIARRITZ, France

2019 salon maison et objet stand concours d'ateliers d'art de France paris villepinte, France

2019 MUSEE D'AQUITAINE Bordeaux, France

2019 musée HEBRE ROCHEFORT, France

2018 salon des metiers du verre ARQUES, France

2018 EUNIQUE karlsrhue, Germany

2017 SALON DES PEINTRES ET ANTIQUAIRES CASINO BELLEVUE BIARRITZ, France

2017 SALON DES METIERS D'ART SAINT MALO, France

2017 SALON DES METIERS D'ART ARES, France

2017 GAAPA cloître de Bayonne bayonne, France

2016 salon du verre HONFLEUR, France

2014 salon OBART bordeaux, France

2013 Galerie DE Tourgeville TOURGEVILLE, France

2013 MUSEE DE GUETHARY guethary, France

2013 SALON D'ART CONTEMPORAIN Bastille gmat Paris, France

2013 MUSEE ASIATICA BIARRITZ, France

2013 salon REVELATIONS grand palais Paris, France

Permanent Collections


2018 musée du fixé sous verre REVARD le REVARD, France

2016 SURF COLLECTION de Gérad DECOSTER Biarritz, France

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