about the artist :
Silvia CALMEJANE

"True art is always where you least expect it. ". These few words by the artist Jean Dubuffet wonderfully qualify Silvia Calmejane's work. Spontaneous and instinctive, her artistic gesture echoes the "art brut" avant-gardes which inspired her drawing practice. Silvia Calmejane quickly freed herself from academic rigorism in order to choose automatic drawing. By abandoning the classical support of the canvas and by focusiong on wood, her art gets rid of the rules which dictate the exact reproduction of reality. On the plexiglass, her second support, she uses her left hand - freer - in order to write more spontaneously. This "mirror-writing", fixed to the wooden panel by visible bolts, is thus superimposed on the raw material. The roughness of her creative process is then completed by the artist's attention to very specific details. In her latest series, paper is invested as a new medium.

Silvia Calmejane's world is raw, powerful and vulnerable at the same time. Representing lush jungles or strange colored characters, her paintings constantly confront the viewer to his own gaze. In this face to face with the mysterious creatures of her universe, she favors - according to her own words - the "non-reproductive". Is escaping from figuration not the best way to represent the unspeakable forces of the human soul ?

Inspired by Basquiat, Raushenberg or Combas, the work of Silvia Calmejane is however deeply personal. In each of her compositions, the artist scatters with the brush traces of her history, travels and inspirations. The words in her paintings, mysterious incantations, recall in that sense the hippie slogans of the 1970s, an important period for the artist.

ALL RELATED / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,250 US$
2936
Flowers of life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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3317
Enjoy / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
30 x 42,5 in (108 x 77 cm)
unique artwork
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Viva la vida / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
3428
Freedom / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 55 in (140 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1127
Fuerza / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
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3298
Human Heart / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
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3302
Dreams / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1159
All related / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1131
Life is beautiful / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
48 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2019
Happy life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
48 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2112
Happiness / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
48 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2103
Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
31,4 x 47,2 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
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1086
GIVE LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
53 x 41 in (134 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
8,390 US$
3195
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1243
All related, tree woman / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1508
Freedom / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1307
Dreaming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1040
Happy / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
41 x 41 in (104 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
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1326
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 28 in (100 x 70 cm)
unique artwork
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1111
Give Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
43 x 31 in (110 x 79 cm)
unique artwork
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1219
LIBERTAD / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media on wood, on a metallic stand
51 x 9 x 4 in (130 x 22 x 7 cm)
unique artwork
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1480
LIBERTY / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1861
Move free / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 47 in (120 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
8,240 US$
3007
Silvia / Silvia CALMEJANE
Book - 67 pages
12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
Price on request
1118