ARTIST / Agathe DEMOULIN
Agathe DEMOULIN

Agathe Demoulin was born in 1984 to an illustrator mother and an architect father, so her imagination and analysis of the environment began at a very young age.

Her desire to create links between composite images and to stage them on canvas blossomed in 2004 in the preparatory workshops of the city of Paris alongside the painter Gonzalo Belmonté. She then developed formal research and created an intuitive language at the limits of abstraction.

It is no coincidence that her graduation subject at the Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués de Paris in 2007 was based on the work of director Luis Buñuel. This man was deeply involved not only in reality but also in his dreams and his unconscious.

"On peut faire n’importe quoi sauf n’importe quoi" said Luis Buñuel, and this quote will accompany her throughout her graphic and artistic research.

From 2011 to 2019, she puts into practice the analysis of the form, the borders between the full and the empty, the infinitely small and the infinitely large, the composition of objects and living organisms for the creations of the brand Papier Tigre, where she is co-founder and artistic director; she will create graphic universes with a wide range of themes.

In parallel, she also enrolled at the "Ateliers de Paris" in a course taught by Vincent Bizien. To which she will devote herself, she will conduct more intimate research using childhood and family photographs.

In 2019, she settles between the forest of Fontainebleau and the Seine after 30 years in Paris, feeling a deep need to reconnect with nature. Agathe begins her work in direct contact with the passing of time, far from "classical" and "urban" cultures.

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