Elodie M Richard

     

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Elodie M Richard - Working at the atelie

Unlike a superficial society that gets lost in ultra consumption, Elodie creates a refined, symbolic and meditative world in which evolve the human figure, archetypes and elements of the psyche. Her work focuses on the broad notion of ''Identity'' and shows a tension between the personal and the collective elements in man. What brings her pieces together is the propensity to educate the eye at seeing things differently, her attention to composition, line and color work, a quest for an atmospheric light that crosses them.

Cultural identity, ancestry, current events such as the worldwide pandemic, immigration, environmental issues, war, but also storytelling and imagination impact her contemporary graphic language and art.  Her many artistic influences come from Pieter Bruegel the Elder ( known for his landscapes and peasants scenes), the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi (for his subdued paintings of interiors), the Polish School of posters from Warsaw (for the graphic and color use) and social realism. She often incorporates humor and irony to her work around the human condition, as the paintings may seem vibrant but they camouflage an uncertainty in our modern times.