Catherine Seher

lives and works in Paris

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French painter Catherine Seher (lives and works in Paris) conjures a powerful sense of anonymity and isolation within her body of work. Capturing the essence of a given environment - striking views that often depict figures within various landscapes - but extracting from it any signifiers of meaning, Seher thus reduces the art of both the landscape and the figure to its most element, forcing the viewer of her work to consider the very mechanics by which each component of the work is created. The result is a body of work that taps into the universality of art itself, one anonymous figure or vista at a time.

Born in Paris in 1958, Seher graduated from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1983. Today she is based in Paris but has enjoyed the showcase of her work in locales across Europe. Recent exhibitions of her work include those at Galerie Christine Colon, Liege (20); Galerie GNG, Paris (2020); Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Berlin (2019) and Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (2020).

An artist of great sensitivity, she speaks of her work as follows: "To paint is to venture into the unknown, that's where my daily journey begins... the canvas very quickly becomes a passage towards dreamlike worlds where landscapes follow one another, dense then bare, where silhouettes appear and disappear... In the end I keep what I have imposed after much struggle and thickness of paint. These ageless characters who often come without my knowledge, seem to hold some secret, nimbus witnesses of the reflections of the world.”

The writer Huguette Hérin-Travers, who is one of her collectors, also expresses herself: "Catherine Seher's paintings are filled with characters that are evanescently inscribed in a landscape where the boundaries and landmarks disappear. The anonymous silhouettes give us a vision of a dismantled world, but one that is full of meaning. We are in a troubling face to face. Strange characters hail us, while their eyes are already guiding us towards what is to come, and we are introduced into a world of suggested thoughts. The spectator is thus questioned and then concerned by these images evoking spontaneous, almost magical expressions. One finds there the force of the first gestures, the most intimate forms...."


Biography

1958 born in Paris
1983 DSAP, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2020 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (S)
Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
Galerie Christine Colon, Liege (G)
Galerie Florence B, Noirmoutier (G)
2019 Picot-Le Roy Galerie, Morgat (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Berlin (G)
Galerie Christine Colon, Liege (G)
Galerie Florence B, Noirmoutier (G)
2018
Galerie Peters-Barenbrock, Berlin (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (S)
Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
2017 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (S)
Galerie Florence B, Noirmoutier (S)
Galerie Christine Colon, Liege (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Grand Palais, Paris (G)
2016 Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
Galerie Picot-Leroy, Morgat (S)
Galerie Bourdette, Honfleur (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2015 Galerie Christine Colon, Liege (S)
Galerie Estelle Lebas, Lille (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Souchaud Art Project, Lyon (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2014 Château Musée Grimalde, Cagnes-sur-Mer (S)
Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
2013 Galerie Chrsitine Colon, Liege (S)
Galerie LBL, La-Flotte-en-Ré (S)
Galerie Picot-Leroy, Morgat (S)
Galerie Art 4, Caen (S)
2012 Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
Galerie Picot-Leroy, Morgat (S)
2011 Galerie LBL, La-Flotte-en-Ré (S)
Galerie Art 4, Caen (S)
2010 Galerie GNG, Paris (S)
Galerie Picot-Leroy, Morgat (S)
Galerie EnAparté, Limoges (S)
2008 Galerie Art 4, Caen (S)
Galerie du Cardo, Reims (S)
Galerie au delà des apparences, Annecy (S)
Galerie Ovadia, Nancy (S)
2007 Galerie au delà des apparences, Annecy (S)
Galerie Picot-Leroy, Morgat (S)
Galerie Art 4, Caen (S)
Galerie Jean-Pierre Delage, Saintes (S)
2006 Galerie Pico-Leroy, Morgat (S)
Galerie Joelle Possémé, Paris (S)
Galerie Jean-Pierre Delage, Saintes (S)
2005 La Galerie, Hossegor (S)
Galerie Village d'Artistes, Rablay-sur-Layon (S)
Home Art, Perros-Guirec (S)
Bibliothèque Robert Desnos, Montreuil (S)

    

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