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.

Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4096
Happiness / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4059
Dreams / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4103
What matters most / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4115
United / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
4036
In love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4033
Abondance / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4135
Green queen / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
7,390 US$
3606
King of my hearts / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
7,390 US$
3554
Bloom / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
1536
Humanity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
7,390 US$
3602
Viva la vida / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,390 US$
4056
ALL RELATED / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4010
Nature of love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame.
67 x 35 in (170 x 90 cm)
unique artwork
9,380 US$
3277
WHAT MATTERS MOST / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame.
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
3445
Bloom / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47.2 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
3329
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
3470
Untitled / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on linen canvas
78.7 x 59 in (200 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
10,230 US$
3442
Human Heart / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
3822
All related / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1541
Life is beautiful / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
48 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
2384
ENJOY Nature / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
3080
GIVE LOVE / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
53 x 41 in (134 x 104 cm)
unique artwork
9,100 US$
3634
Blooming / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1663
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$
3610