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.

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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769
Happiness & Harmony / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
31 x 47 in (80 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
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729
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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865
All related, tree woman / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
845
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
768
Dreaming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
757
Unity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
766
Happy / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
41 x 41 in (104 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
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939
Unity and Peace / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
37 x 34 in (93 x 86)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
742
Unity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
41 x 41 in (104 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
822
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 28 in (100 x 70 cm)
unique artwork
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803
Give Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
43 x 31 in (110 x 79 cm)
unique artwork
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839
Precious Life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 28 in (100 x 70 cm)
unique artwork
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754
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 $
2754
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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3217
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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817
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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2452
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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1128
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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3084
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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2839
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 $
2515
UNITY / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
71 x 28 in (170 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
8,089.19 $
2300
HUMAN HEART / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
48 x 32 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
6,027.24 $
1916
NATURAMATER / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
66 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
9,754.61 $
1420
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 $
1442
Silvia / Silvia CALMEJANE
Book - 67 pages
12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)
Edition of 20 copies
Price on request
815
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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1800
UNIDOS / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
28 x 60 in (70 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
6,503.07 $
3165
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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2684
FOREVER LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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2922
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 $
1747
ESPERANZA / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 55 in (170 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
8,089.19 $
1932