Cecile Duchamp

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Born in 1973 in Albertville (Savoy), I am an architect and graphic designer at times. I alternate between designing houses, creating various types of graphic creations and paintings. My interest in painting started a long time ago and it is during my numerous trips that I developed a passion for the African and Latin cultures. Both are a truly rich source of inspiration to me.

Painting is for me an escape doorway that calls me sometimes in my life.

I particularly like to study the African masks. They have a unique way to spur and haunt my creativity. It is a kind of obsessive passion! There are two periods in a painting: the first gives direction and the second life. What I like in a mask is the moment when it escapes my control to take a life of its own: When his mysterious side is truly revealed.  

I like to work on very different basis that go from paper, cardboard, canvas to richly textured wood panel. I will sometime use whatever I have close at hand when inspiration comes and on the contrary I will plan a creation in his totality (from the basis to the colors) well in advance. I work with several mediums which I often mixed: pastels, watercolor and acrylic that I sometimes enhance with images or textures.

© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Cecile Duchamp.
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