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.

Happy Life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
5093
Love Forever / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5089
Blue Dreams / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
7,390 US$
4461
Keeper of light / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
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4456
Love Spirit / Silvia CALMEJANE
Acrylic paint on canvas, framed.
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5210
Together / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5043
Arm of Peace / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5195
Listen to your heart / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5266
Love Ocean / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
5014
Ocean Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
51 x 39 in (130 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
9,100 US$
4869
Love Constellation / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5084
Magic Life / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5068
Look at your heart / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
5099
Abondance / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5480
Secret garden / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 51 in (100 x 130 cm)
unique artwork
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4952
Your Dreams / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5295
Naturaleza / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
5178
Be free / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
55 x 39 in (140 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
8,670 US$
5269
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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5058
Love / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
49 x 33 in (124 x 84 cm)
unique artwork
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4802
Green related / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 29.5 in (100 x 75 cm)
unique artwork
6,820 US$
4721
Feel Good / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5220
Amour / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
51 x 39 in (130 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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4813
I had a dream / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
51 x 39 in (130 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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4797
Head in the Stars / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
7,600 US$
5447
Happiness / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5234
Unidos / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5297
Love Constellation / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5196
I am / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5063
In 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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5007
Viva la vida / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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5202
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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5118
King of my hearts / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
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4403
Humanity / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
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4380
Bloom / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on paper, framed
47.2 x 31.4 in (120 x 80 cm)
unique artwork
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4058
Untitled / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed technique on linen canvas
78.7 x 59 in (200 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
10,230 US$
4322
ENJOY Nature / Silvia CALMEJANE
Mixed media, painted plexiglas bolted on metallic frame
39 x 39 in (100 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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3818