Mirror of soul
Enigmatic young girls appear on the canvas of Laurence Chouzenoux. Stylized faces, large black eyes, pink cheekbones, each one opens the door to a world of candor and mystery. “I paint beauty, explains the artist. But not only. It is also purity and sensitivity. It’s a bit of a reflection of my soul. I would like to see myself like that. I idealize, certainly. I sit down in front of the canvas and enter another world, my secret garden. I feel like Alice, in Wonderland. The young girls are a reflection of my soul. Where do they come from? I would love to know it and at the same time I am afraid to learn it. Maybe an answer could prevent me from continuing to paint them.”
Laurence Chouzenoux lets herself be guided by a quest for ideal and truth. A journey to the heart of the intimate through each new portrait.
2023 exhibition : Musée du Cloître, in Tulle. August 21 – September 18
Laurence Chouzenoux was born in 1971.
She lives and works in Brive-la-Gaillarde.