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.

True / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
598
Unity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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864
All related, tree woman / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1228
NATURALEZA / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
2867
GIVE LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
53 x 41 in (134 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
8,565.02 $
2847
BLUE SKY / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
2831
TREE WOMAN / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
2832
Together / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39.4 x 39.4 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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874
Happiness & Harmony / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
31 x 47 in (80 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
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825
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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996
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
850
Dreaming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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846
Happy / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
41 x 41 in (104 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
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1049
Unity and Peace / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
37 x 34 in (93 x 86)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
853
Unity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
41 x 41 in (104 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
962
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 28 in (100 x 70 cm)
unique artwork
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898
Give Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
43 x 31 in (110 x 79 cm)
unique artwork
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969
Precious Life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 28 in (100 x 70 cm)
unique artwork
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833
ART NATURE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
2859
TROPICAL FEVER / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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3363
TODOS UNIDOS / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, plexiglas screwed on metallic frame
55 x 39 in (140 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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915
LIFE IS LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
51 x 39 in (130 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2573
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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1217
JOY / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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3232
BLOOM / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2923
Move free / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 47 in (120 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
8,485.72 $
2623
UNITY / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
71 x 28 in (170 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
8,089.19 $
2373
NATURAMATER / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
66 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
9,754.61 $
1505
JUNGLE AMOR / Silvia CALMEJANE
Acrylic painting, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
40 x 63 in (100 x 160 cm)
unique artwork
9,358.08 $
1532
Silvia / Silvia CALMEJANE
Book - 67 pages
12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
Price on request
894
Power flowers / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1872
UNIDOS / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
28 x 60 in (70 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
6,503.07 $
3265
Harmony / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
59 x 39 in (150 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2786
FOREVER LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
3056
Jungle fever / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media on wood, on a metallic stand
64 x 9 in (170 x 22 cm)
unique artwork
6,978.91 $
1824
ESPERANZA / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 55 in (170 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
8,089.19 $
2025