Somewhere between abstraction and reality, Caroline Marcant delights in creating a parallel world brimming with poetry and surprises, where, she hopes, everyone can let their imagination run wild.
As a trained graphic designer who is passionate about typography, Caroline Marcant enjoys playing with volumes of text and the colored masses they represent. Even more, she always begins by noticing the graphic component of whatever she sees. In other words, the world appears to her as a series of lines, curves and geometric masses.
Contrasts attract her as well as the interplay of light and color. Acrylic, ink, pastel but also collage, are part of her mediums. The starting point will be a stain, a color, a material, a texture. With no preconceived idea, Caroline lets herself be carried by the emotion. She does not think, allowing instinct and spontaneity take over. Then there is a communication between the painting and her, a communion, a meditative state that pushes to let go and nourishes the soul. Suddenly a door opens, something emerges, a direction appears. The canvas comes to life.
Finally, Marcant wishes to return to something more natural and spontaneous by simply letting herself be guided by color. Somewhere between abstraction and reality, Caroline Marcant delights in creating a parallel world brimming with poetry and surprises, where, she hopes, everyone can let their imagination run wild.
Born in France and living in Montreal, Canada, Caroline studied Graphic Design at Ecole Supérieure des Arts Modernes, Paris.
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