"To best define and explain my work, I would say that I am the painter of marble with the touch of velvet. Plaster, stone, water and air are closely blended with subtly coloured powders in a thick paste crushed on the canvas. Everything in my work expresses impulse, force and spontaneity covered with a veil of nobility, of dream and tenderness, involving us in a soothing world of softness.”
French Artist, Caussin-Bellon (Poupée) graduated in Fine Arts and holds a Master's degree in Design and Interior Architecture Degree from the Ecole Camondo in Paris. She then spent three years at Ecole du Louvre in Paris where she completed her training.
Caussin-Bellon worked as a freelance artist on various projects with famous and well-known architects and her paintings are housed in museums all over the world. Known as "painter of marble with the touch of velvet," Caussin-Bellon works with tadelack, a traditional material which was used in steam baths since ancient times.
Plaster, stone, water and air, closely blended with subtly coloured powders in a thick paste crushed on the canvas. At high speed, with big, agile and precise movements, the artist, hitting with knives and trowels, defies the water’s vaporization.
The artist is at one with the canvas, to immerse us into this intimist world of bistros, allow us to stroll on the riverside, in the alleys of these calm and timeless cities, sometimes covered with rain or with light snowy carpet.
The work encourages us to dream that one day it will be possible for us, without fear, to see the steps of this polar bear on the thick coat of ice. Everything in Caussin-Bellon's work expresses impulse, force and spontaneity, covered with a veil of nobility, of dream and tenderness, involving us in a soothing world of softness.
These sensitive and personal paintings, made with this unique technique of tadelack, make this artist innovative and recognized in the contemporary art world.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist