"Color is my golden thread, my main tool. Then comes expression, experimentation, pictorial exploration. I search, everything inspires me, photos, travels, sensations, emotions, conversations. One pictorial experience leads to the next, just as in tracing a path of life. I seek for beauty everywhere.."
French-Canadian Artist, Catherine Guinot currently lives and works in Paris, France. She studied Interior Architecture and Textile Design, and describes "an atypical path marked by pictorial and digital experiments. I work in many mutually-enriching fields, ranging from design, textile, graphics, 3D and 3D printing to painting, drawing, etc., moving from one to the other in a fluid, natural way."
Guinot's work has been exhibited internationally and she is represented by several galleries.
"I discovered felt-tip pens when I was two years old: a revelation! They have never left me since. Since then, my toolbox has expanded considerably. Pictorial practice gradually became an essential part of my life; more than a means of expression, it’s almost a necessity!
Everything interests and inspires me: sensations, emotions, conversations, memories, dreams, press articles, a word, a book, a photo, a poster, an exhibition, a conference, a trip, a nature getaway, a multitude of subjects... Of course, in this WHOLE, there is a direction; my senses, my mind, my soul are wired to capture what especially moves me, with a predilection for nature and its beauty. If we only pay attention, beauty and harmony are all around us, sometimes well hidden and yet...
Colour is my golden thread, my main tool. Imagination and fantasy are part of the process. Then comes expression, experimentation, exploration... My quest."
Guinot holds a Master’s in Textile Design from ENSAD, Fine Arts school in Paris - Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from ENSAAMA, Fine Arts school in Paris - Ecole Nationale des Arts Appliqués et Métiers d'Art, Olivier de Serres.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist